Which medications in the drug class Taxanes are used in the treatment of Kaposi Sarcoma?

Updated: Apr 11, 2019
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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Taxanes

Taxanes inhibit cell growth and differentiation by preventing depolymerization of microtubules.

Paclitaxel (Taxol)

Promotes the assembly of microtubules from tubulin dimers and stabilizes microtubules by preventing depolymerization. FDA-approved for the treatment of patients with AIDS-related KS.


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