NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,105 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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paclitaxel
(PA-klih-TAK-sil)
A drug used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma. It is also used together with another drug to treat non-small cell lung cancer. Paclitaxel is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It blocks cell growth by stopping cell division and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimitotic agent. Also called Taxol.