Docetaxel - Article Taxotere
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Docetaxel is a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of cancer. It has been developed after the related drug, paclitaxel. It is derived from a species of yew, Taxus baccata. Together with paclitaxel, it forms the drug category of the taxanes.
It is marketed as Taxotere in the U.S. by sanofi-aventis