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Taxotere is the brand name for the chemical known as docetaxel, a medication used mainly for the treatment of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer.Wikipedia

[PMID 18294295] rs12762549 and rs11045585 can be used to predict whether docetaxel will induced leukopenia/neutropenia, according to a study of ~100 Japanese patients. When patients were classified into three groups by the scoring system based on the genotypes of these two SNPs, patients with a score of 1 or 2 were shown to have a significantly higher risk of docetaxel-induced leukopenia/neutropenia as compared to those with a score of 0 (P = 0.0000057; odds ratio [OR], 7.00; 95% CI [confidence interval], 2.95-16.59). This prediction system correctly classified 69.2% of severe leukopenia/neutropenia and 75.7% of non-leukopenia/neutropenia into the respective categories.