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▼Paclitaxel for ovarian cancer
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Paclitaxel (Taxol - Bristol-Myers Squibb) is the first of a new group of cytotoxic drugs, the taxanes. It is licensed for the treatment of patients with metastatic ovarian carcinoma "where standard, platinum-containing, therapy has failed". What is its place in treatment?

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