Definitions for "Paclitaxel"
A chemotherapeutic agent, which is approved for treatment of some cancers and currently under investigation for treatment of metastatic melanoma. It belongs to a class of drugs called taxanes. Also known as Taxol.
A chemical (brand name Taxol) extracted from the Pacific yew tree that helps fight cancer. The yew tree, which produces paclitaxel to defend itself, is part of a family of trees that has survived at least 200 million years.
one of the chemotherapy agents called taxanes that block cell division