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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Taxotere (TAK-soh-teer)
A drug used together with other drugs to treat certain types of breast cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, and certain types of head and neck cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Taxotere is a type of mitotic inhibitor. Also called docetaxel.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.