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View in Spanish: Formulación estabilizada por albúmina de paclitaxel adherido a una nanopartícul

Paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation (PAK-lih-TAK-sil al-BYOO-min-STAY-bih-lized NA-noh-PAR-tih-kil for-myoo-LAY
A drug used to treat breast cancer that has spread or that has come back within 6 months after chemotherapy. It is also being studied in the treatment of newly diagnosed breast cancer and other types of cancer. Paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation is a type of mitotic inhibitor. Also called ABI-007, Abraxane, nanoparticle paclitaxel, and protein-bound paclitaxel.

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