Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Strobel, G. A. 2001. Taxol. eLS.
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Taxol is one of the world's most effective anticancer drugs. This drug is the product of the yew tree and some of its associated endophytic microorganisms. It is used to treat several cancers including tumours of the breast, ovary, and lung. It may serve as an example of how other anticancer drugs may be discovered.