Synthetic success for yew tree 'anti-cancer' drug

Joyce, Christopher
June 1991
New Scientist;6/1/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1771, p20
Reports on the possible synthesis of taxol, a substance obtained from the yew tree Taxus, which can be used in the control of breast cancer. Tests of taxol on several types of cancer; Failed attempts to synthesize taxol; U.S. patent won by a professor from the Florida State University on the synthetic process.


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