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Docetaxel is of the chemotherapy drug class; taxane, and is a semi-synthetic analog of paclitaxel (Taxol), an extract from the bark of the rare Pacific yew tree, Taxus brevifolia.
Docetaxel trihydrate is the trihydrate form of docetaxel. It is used for the treatment of breast, ovarian, and non-small cell lung cancer, and with prednisone or prednisolone in hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer. It has a role as an antineoplastic agent. It is a hydrate and a secondary alpha-hydroxy ketone.