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Medicinal Chemistry

ISSN: 2161-0444

Open Access

Paclitaxel Against Cancer: A Short Review

Abstract

Priyadarshini K and Keerthi Aparajitha U

Cancer is a life threatening condition. Though it has been immensely studied in the field of medical research, not all attempts have been fruitful. More than half the people diagnosed with cancer receive chemotherapy. One such effective discovery leads to Paclitaxel, a Pacific Yew tree isolate. This review makes attempt at understanding a few advancements in cancer treatment using Paclitaxel since its discovery. We await the discovery of many such compounds which make an impact in cancer treatment. This review tried to discuss the various research using Paclitaxel and its efficacy against various types of cancers and stresses on the need for the research in the field of Cancer Chemotherapy.

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