taxoid XRP6258

Definition / meaning of taxoid XRP6258

A drug used with prednisone to treat hormone-resistant prostate cancer that has spread and that had been treated with docetaxel. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Taxoid XRP6258 blocks cell growth by stopping cell division and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimitotic agent. Also called cabazitaxel and Jevtana.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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