The taxane group
is a classification of chemotherapy drugs. Paclitaxel
and docetaxel are examples of drugs from the taxane
group that are used as a prostate cancer treatment.
Chemotherapy drugs from the taxane group attack prostate
cancer by causing the microtubules of a cell‚s
cytoskeleton to become rigid. The rigidity locks the
cytoskeleton in place causing the cell to crumble and
die when it tries to divide.