A drug used to treat breast cancer that has spread or that has come back within 6 months after chemotherapy. It is also being studied in the treatment of newly diagnosed breast cancer and other types of cancer. Abraxane belongs to the family of drugs called mitotic inhibitors. Also called nanoparticle paclitaxel, protein-bound paclitaxel, Paclitaxel (Albumin-Stabilized Nanoparticle Formulation), and ABI-007.

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