Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer

Don Staples dstaples at livingston.net
Wed Sep 16 09:53:20 EST 1998


dwheeler at teleport.com wrote:
> 
> The following appeared in The Oregonian, September 15, 1998, pA10 BTW,
> tamoxifen is derived from Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolius), and is also known
> as taxol. Pacific yew is a very slow-growing tree of the Pacific Northwest. A
> 400-year-old tree may be 12 inches dbh, and contain enough taxol to treat a
> single cancer patient.
> 
Taxol has been synthasized and is no longer dependent on natural
sources.

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