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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



docetaxel  listen  (DOH-seh-TAK-sil)

  A drug used to treat certain types of cancers of the breast, stomach, lung, prostate, and head and neck. It is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Docetaxel kills cancer cells by stopping them from dividing. It is a type of taxane. Also called Taxotere.

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