medical Definition of taxane
- The taxanes are an important new class of anticancer agents that exert their cytotoxic effects through a unique mechanism.
- —Eric K. Rowinsky and Ross C. Donehower, The New England Journal of Medicine, 13 Apr. 1995
- Some cancers, though, are armored against taxanes: Their cell membranes carry a multiple-drug-resistance pump that identifies taxanes as a threat and pumps them out before they can infiltrate the cell.
- —Jonathan Fahey, Forbes, 28 May 2001