NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,989 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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docetaxel
(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.