Proceedings of the second National Cancer Institute Workshop on Taxol and Taxus
Read Online

Proceedings of the second National Cancer Institute Workshop on Taxol and Taxus held at Alexandria, Virginia, September 23-24, 1992. by National Cancer Institute Workshop on Taxol and Taxus (2nd 1992 Alexandria, Va.)

  • 230 Want to read
  • ·
  • 48 Currently reading

Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, For sale by U.S.G.P.O. in [Bethesda, Md.], Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Paclitaxel -- Congresses,
  • Taxus -- Congresses,
  • Cancer -- Treatment -- Congresses

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes biliographical references.

SeriesJournal of the National Cancer Institute., 1993, no. 15, NIH publication ;, no. 92-3448
LC ClassificationsQK494.5.T25 N38 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 216 p. :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1201212M
LC Control Number94194756

Download Proceedings of the second National Cancer Institute Workshop on Taxol and Taxus


National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded researchers unlocked the Pacific yew tree’s potential to treat cancer and developed the lifesaving compound paclitaxel (Taxol). Taxol, an antimitotic agent used to treat cancer, blocks cancer cell growth by stopping cell division, resulting in cell death. Jul 21,  · Taxol® has been used to treat patients with lung, bladder, prostate, melanoma and esophageal cancer, and Kaposi’s sarcoma. Since its first approval, over 1 million patients received treatment with Taxol® (paclitaxel). Several analogs of paclitaxel have been commercialized and are significant cancer therapeutics. Non-small cell lung cancer. Ovarian cancer. Paclitaxel is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Paclitaxel is also available in a different form called paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation. For more information, see the Drug Information Summary for Paclitaxel Albumin-stabilized Nanoparticle Formulation. Jul 14,  · In the s, the United States government set up a programme to look for cancer cures in the natural world. The US Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), sent researchers off into the wilds, and over the next 30 years 15 plants were collected and analysed from around the by: 5.

Horwitz, S.B. () Mechanisms of Taxol Resistance Proceedings of the Second National Cancer Institute Workshop on Taxol and Taxus, September 23–24, Alexandria, VA. Google Scholar Author: M. J. Piccart. Plant cell factories constitute an alternative source of high added value phytochemicals such as the anticancer drug taxol (generic name paclitaxel), biosynthesized in Taxus spp. The growing demand for taxol and its derivatives, due to a specific action mechanism and the scarcity of the taxane ring in nature, has made this group of compounds one of the most interesting targets for Cited by: Taxol: A Case Study in Natural Products Chemistry Introduction. In the late s the National Cancer Institute announced a new program aimed at screening plant extracts for chemotherapeutic activity. As a direct result of this program, extracts from the bark of the pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia, were shown to inhibit tumor growth. In the. Mar 05,  · The story of taxol: nature and politics in the pursuit of an anti-cancer drug User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Goodman (international economic history) and Walsh (technology management), both of the University of Mancheser Institute of Technology, have written a thorough account of the discovery, development.

Neurotoxicity, manifested primarily by a motor and sensory polyneuropathy, is the principal nonhematological side effect of Taxol. Available evidence suggests that Taxol produces a toxic effect involving either axons or ganglion cell bodies, or both, rather than a by: I got off lightly on the 4 AC, only had a couple of very bad days each cycle. The prospect of 12 weekly taxol is a bit daunting. I'll be starting this Thursday and have 10 steroids to take Wednesday night and then whatever they give me as pre-meds. Dedicated April 23, , at the Research Triangle Institute in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Commemorative Booklet (PDF) Monroe Wall, Mansukh Wani and colleagues at the Natural Products Laboratory of the Research Triangle Institute discovered and elucidated the structure Taxol ® and camptothecin, two life-saving compounds for the treatment of cancer. Holmes FA, Valero V, Walters RS et al () The MD Anderson Cancer Center experience with taxol in metastatic breast cancer. Proceedings of the Second National Cancer Institute Workshop on Taxol and the Taxanes, Arlington, VA, September 23–24, Google ScholarAuthor: F. A. Holmes, V. Valero, R. Walters, R. Theriault, D. Booser, A. Buzdar, H. Gibbs, D. Frye, K. Young.