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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



paclitaxel poliglumex  listen  (PA-klih-TAK-sil PAH-lee-GLOO-mex)

  A form of the anticancer drug paclitaxel combined with a protein called poliglumex that may have fewer side effects and work better than paclitaxel. It is being studied in the treatment of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, and other types of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called mitotic inhibitors. Also called CT-2103, paclitaxel polyglutamate, and Xyotax.