Docetaxel's commerical name is Taxotere
, manufactured by Aventis Corporation, formerly Rhone-Poulenc Rorer. Docetaxel is an anti-cancer drug
of the mitotic cycle, so that a cell
cannot divide. The drug, made from the leaves of taxus baccatta
, the English yew
tree, is offered to breast and lung cancer patients who have exhausted other options.
For more information check one of my master's projects here: http://www-ec.njit.edu/~fbc7330/docetaxel.html