Tree that provides paclitaxel is listed as endangered
- Dateline Washington. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Jan1993, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p6
Reports that an advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that the drug Taxol be approved to treat women with ovarian cancer who have failed to respond positively to at least one other chemotherapy treatment. Details.
- More women have access to taxol. // FDA Consumer;Dec92, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p2
Reports that more women with advanced ovarian cancer have access to taxol under the Food and Drug Administration's expansion of a previously authorized experimental program. FDA's expansion of the program last September; Increased supplies of taxol; Better understanding of how to manage the...
- Taxol approved to treat ovarian cancer. // FDA Consumer;Mar1993, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p2
Reports that a new drug was added to the arsenal of agents in the battle against ovarian cancer last Dec. 29, 1992, when the Food and Drug Administration approved Taxol (paclitaxel) for advanced cases of the disease that have not responded to other therapies or have progressed after treatment. ...
- FDA backs Taxol. // Health News & Review;1993, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p23
Reports on the Food and Drug Administration's approval of Taxol, an anti-cancer drug. Pacific Northwest yew tree; Treatment of ovarian cancer; Reduction of tumor size; Similarity of side-effects to other anti-cancer drugs.
- In vitro studies of taxol as a radiation sensitizer in human tumor cells. Liebmann, James; Cook, John A. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;3/16/94, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p441
Assesses the in vitro radiosensitization properties of paclitaxel in human tumor cell lines. Use of clonogenic assays to determine the effect of paclitaxel concentrations; Definition of cell cycle characteristics after treatment with paclitaxel; Variations in the degrees of radiosensitization...
- Semisynthetic Taxol goes on market amid ongoing quest for new versions. McNeil, Caroline // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;8/2/95, Vol. 87 Issue 15, p1106
Reports on the distribution of the first semisynthetic version of paclitaxel (Taxol) in the US market. Phasing in of semisynthetic paclitaxel in mid-1995; Concerns over the bark-based process of Taxol; Approval of the US Food and Drug Administration on the use of Taxus baccata; Benefit of cell...
- Taxol: Search for a cancer drug. Joyce, Christopher // BioScience;Mar1993, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p133
Describes the benefits of the natural drug, taxol, on the fight against cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug for general use in advanced ovarian cancer. Taxol was discovered in 1963; Where taxol stands now; How taxol attacks cancer; Conservation concerns for the...
- Good for yew. Gutfeld, G.; Rao, L. // Prevention;Feb92, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p18
Reports that Taxol, a new drug culled from yew tree bark, is now being used in advanced breast cancer. A potent fighter against ovarian cancer; Study; Results; Possible extraction of the drug from needles of various taxus species.
- Cancer and yew. Bowker, M. // Environmental Action;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p7
Discusses the dilemma concerning a new anti-cancer drug called taxol, developed in 1989, which is made from the bark of the Pacific yew tree. Harvesting would destroy the natural habitat of the endangered northern spotted owl; Involvement of the US Department of Agriculture and the National...