This page contains brief information about paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation is approved to be used alone or with other drugs to treat:
- Breast cancer that has recurred (come back) or metastasized (spread to other parts of the body).
- Non-small cell lung cancer that is locally advanced or has metastasized and cannot be treated with surgery or radiation therapy. It is used with carboplatin.
- Pancreatic cancer that has metastasized. It is used with gemcitabine hydrochloride.
Paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
Paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation is a form of paclitaxel contained in nanoparticles (very tiny particles of protein). The drug is also called nanoparticle paclitaxel and protein-bound paclitaxel. This form may work better than other forms of paclitaxel and have fewer side effects. For more information about paclitaxel that may apply to paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation, see the Drug Information Summary for Paclitaxel.