NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,071 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A type of drug that blocks cell growth by stopping mitosis (cell division). Taxanes interfere with microtubules (cellular structures that help move chromosomes during mitosis). They are used to treat cancer. A taxane is a type of mitotic inhibitor and a type of antimicrotubule agent.