Medical Cannabis Research

The Role of Cannabinoids in Prostate Cancer

The Role of Cannabinoids in Prostate Cancer

From the Indian Journal of Urology in 2012 comes this information regarding cannabis and prostate cancer: ‘It is our conclusion that it would be of interest to conduct clinical trials involving medicinal cannabis or other cannabinoid agonists, comparing clinical markers such as PSA with controls, especially in men with bone metastatic prostate cancer, whom would not only benefit from the possible anti-androgenic effects of cannabinoids but also from analgesia of bone pain, improving quality of life, while reducing narcotic consumption and preventing opioid dependence.’ read more…

The Medical Necessity for Medicinal Cannabis in Cancer Treatment

The Medical Necessity for Medicinal Cannabis in Cancer Treatment

From Israel, this study published in March 2013 concludes that “The positive effects of cannabis on various cancer-related symptoms are tempered by reliance on self-reporting for many of the variables. Although studies with a control group are missing, the improvement in symptoms should push the use of cannabis in palliative treatment of oncology patients.” read more…

Cannabinoids Reduce ErbB2-driven Breast Cancer Progression

Cannabinoids in ErbB2 Breast Cancer | Cannabis Breast Cancer

ErbB2-overexpressing breast tumors are characterized by very aggressive clinical courses and decreased survival rates, mostly due to the poorly differentiated, highly proliferative and highly invasive nature of their constituent cells. From Italy comes this research, published in Molecular Cancer in 2010, sharing findings which suggest that these highly aggressive and low responsive tumors could be efficiently treated with non-psychoactive CB2-selective agonists without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue. read more…

Cannabidiol Inhibits Lung Cancer Cell Invasion

Cannabidiol Inhibits Lung Cancer Cell Invasion | CBD Lung Cancer

Research out of Germany, published in April, 2012, demonstrated for the first time that increased intercellular adhesion molecule-1 levels elicited by CBD (cannabidiol) result in a decrease of tumor cell invasion and metastasis in the lungs.

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CBD Controls Breast Cancer Aggressiveness

CBD Controls Breast Cancer AggressivenessPublished in September 2011 in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Sean McAllister et all described CBD interacting through a cellular system that regulates the expression of key transcriptional factors (e.g., Id-1) that control breast cancer cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. read more…

Cannabis and Glioblastoma Multiforme

Cannabis And Gliobastoma Multiforme | Cannabis Brain Cancer

As reported in the British Journal of Cancer in 2006, a study on terminal patients with recurrent brain cancer – specifically glioblastoma multiforme: In view of the fair safety profile of THC, together with its possible antiproliferative action on tumour cells reported here and in other studies (Guzmán, 2003), it would be desirable that additional trials – on this and other types of tumours – were run to determine whether cannabinoids – as single drugs or in combination with established antitumoral drugs read more…

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