Paclitaxel Against Cancer: A Short Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Priyadarshini K
Department of Biotechnology
JSS College for Arts Commerce & Science
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 16, 2012; Accepted date: November 28, 2012; Published date: November 30, 2012
Citation: Priyadarshini K, Keerthi Aparajitha U (2012) Paclitaxel Against Cancer: A Short Review. Med chem 2:139-141. doi:10.4172/2161-0444.1000130
Copyright: © 2012 Priyadarshini K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cancer is a life threatening condition. Though it has been immensely studied in the field of medical research, not all attempts have been fruitful. More than half the people diagnosed with cancer receive chemotherapy. One such effective discovery leads to Paclitaxel, a Pacific Yew tree isolate. This review makes attempt at understanding a few advancements in cancer treatment using Paclitaxel since its discovery. We await the discovery of many such compounds which make an impact in cancer treatment. This review tried to discuss the various research using Paclitaxel and its efficacy against various types of cancers and stresses on the need for the research in the field of Cancer Chemotherapy.