Improving Cancer Treatment

1990

Chemotherapy saves lives, but it is notorious for its side effects. While leading a clinical trial conducted in Canada and Europe, Queen’s University’s Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer discovered how to administer a commonly used chemotherapy drug in a way that reduces its toxicity. Her 1990 discovery also shortened the delivery time of the drug, Taxol®, from 24 to three hours.

Today, her method is the global standard for administering Taxol® to patients with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and AIDS-related Kaposi’s Sarcoma.

Elizabeth Eisenhauer »