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Taxane: A type of drug that blocks cell growth by stopping mitosis (cell division). Taxanes interfere with microtubules (cellular structures that help move chromosomes during mitosis). They are used to treat cancer. A taxane is a type of mitotic inhibitor and a type of antimicrotubule agent.

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See SEER*Rx for information on how to code this drug (http://seer.cancer.gov/seertools/seerrx/)