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Subject: Chemotherapy, Cell-cycle nonspecific antineoplastic agents, Hazardous drugs, Thiopurine, Pyrimidine analogue
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(1S,2S,3R,4S,7R,9S,10S,12R,15S)-4-(Acetyloxy)-15-{[(2R,3S)-3-{[(tert-butoxy)carbonyl]amino}-2-hydroxy-3-phenylpropanoyl]oxy}-1-hydroxy-9,12-dimethoxy-10,14,17,17-tetramethyl-11-oxo-6-oxatetracyclo[,10.04,7]heptadec-13-ene-2-yl benzoate
Clinical data
Trade names Jevtana
Licence data EMA:, US FDA:
Pregnancy cat.
Legal status
Routes Intravenous
CAS number  N
ATC code L01
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C45H57NO14 
Mol. mass 835.93 g/mol

Cabazitaxel (previously XRP-6258, trade name Jevtana) is a semi-synthetic derivative of a natural taxoid.[1] It was developed by Sanofi-Aventis and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer on June 17, 2010. It is a microtubule inhibitor, and the fourth taxane to be approved as a cancer therapy.[2]

Cabazitaxel in combination with prednisone is a treatment option for hormone-refractory prostate cancer following docetaxel-based treatment.

Clinical trials

In a phase III trial with 755 men for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer, median survival was 15.1 months for patients receiving cabazitaxel versus 12.7 months for patients receiving mitoxantrone. Cabazitaxel was associated with more grade 3–4 neutropenia (81.7%) than mitoxantrone (58%).[3]


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  2. ^ "Jevtana (cabazitaxel) Injection Approved by U.S. FDA After Priority Review" (Press release). sanofi-aventis. 2010-06-17. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cabazitaxel Effective for Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer After Failure of Taxotere". 

External links

  • Cabazitaxel - Official web site of manufacturer.
  • Cabazitaxel Prescribing Information - Official prescribing information.
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine: Drug Information Portal - Cabazitaxel
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