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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Taxotere  listen  (TAK-soh-teer)

  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. Taxotere kills cancer cells by stopping them from dividing. It is a type of taxane. Also called docetaxel.

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