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Breaking the Bones of the Cell

Two Studies Describe How Taxol Resistance Develops

By Anette Breindl


Thursday, March 3, 2011
Two groups of scientists – led by researchers from Genentech Inc. and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, respectively – have reported on why some cancer cells are resistant to drugs, such as Taxol, that target microtubules. Such drugs are among the most widely prescribed chemotherapeutic agents.

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