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Cancer and Drug Therapy

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Paclitaxel is a drug that stabilizes microtubules, preventing their breakdown.

Which of the following explains why this drug would be useful for cancer therapy?

A

The cell membrane is made largely of microtubules and cannot divide when they are stabilized.

B

Breakdown of microtubules stimulates the start of cell division.

C

Presence of microtubules increases density-dependent inhibition of cancer cells.

D

Movement and breakdown of the cytoskeleton are essential to completion of mitosis.