Study: Cannabinoids May Be An Effective Adjunct Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Study: Cannabinoids May Be An Effective Adjunct Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Cannabinoids “may be an effective adjunct for the treatment of pancreatic cancer”, according to a new study.

The study, titled Potential Use of Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer, was published by the Journal of Pancreatic Cancer, and has been epublished by the National Institute of Health.

“Cannabinoid extracts may have anticancer properties, which can improve cancer treatment outcomes”, begins the study’s abstract. “The aim of this review is to determine the potentially utility of cannabinoids in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.”

For the study, “A literature review focused on the biological effects of cannabinoids in cancer treatment, with a focus on pancreatic cancer, was conducted. In vitro and in vivo studies that investigated the effects of cannabinoids in pancreatic cancer were identified and potential mechanisms of action were assessed.”

According to researchers, “Cannabinol receptors have been identified in pancreatic cancer with several studies showing in vitro antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects. The main active substances found in cannabis plants are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).” There effects are “predominately mediated through, but not limited to cannabinoid receptor-1, cannabinoid receptor-2, and G-protein-coupled receptor 55 pathways.” In vitro studies consistently demonstrated tumor growth-inhibiting effects with CBD, THC, and synthetic derivatives.

“Synergistic treatment effects have been shown in two studies with the combination of CBD/synthetic cannabinoid receptor ligands and chemotherapy in xenograft and genetically modified spontaneous pancreatic cancer models”, notes the study. “There are, however, no clinical studies to date showing treatment benefits in patients with pancreatic cancer.”

The study concludes by stating that “Cannabinoids may be an effective adjunct for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Data on the anticancer effectiveness of various cannabinoid formulations, treatment dosing, precise mode of action, and clinical studies are lacking.”

The full study, published by researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia, can be found by clicking here.

According to a study of nearly 3,000 people published last year, it was found that cannabis appears to be a safe, effective and well tolerated palliative treatment for cancer.

The study was published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. The study of 902 patients concludes by stating that “Cannabis as a palliative treatment for cancer patients seems to be well tolerated, effective and safe option to help patients cope with the malignancy related symptoms.”

That study and its abstract can be found by clicking here

A study released in September found cannabis to be useful treating a different type of cancer. The study concludes; “This combinatory therapy approach provides new opportunities to treat TNBC [triple negative breast cancer] with high efficacy. In addition, this study provides new evidence on the therapeutic potential of CB2R agonists for cancer.”

A separate study released the same month found that cannabinoids may provide a potential treatment option for prostate cancer. The study, published by the journal The Prostate, concludes by stating that “The following study provides evidence supporting the use of WIN as a novel therapeutic for prostate cancer.” For the full study click here.

1 Comment

  • Aretha Morce
    March 8, 2019

    Marijuana as an alternative Cancer Treatment is growing in popularity day by day. More and more studies have conducted on medical marijuana in recent years which prove its effectiveness in treating the vast majority of cancers and many other medical conditions. At least 68 recent studies around the world have proven the efficacy of cannabis against most fatal cancers: prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and a bunch of others. Not only it is now recognized the cannabis plant can help naturally relieve the symptoms of cancer but as well as side effects caused by conventional cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgical therapy): pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, mood disorder, sleep disorder, skin problems, weakened immune system, to name a few. Eliminating these anomalies is very important during the treatment the fact the quality of life of the patient plays an important role in the healing process. Cannabinoids, naturally occurring compounds found in medical marijuana (or cannabis), produce the same curative mechanisms as chemotherapy; the only difference is the fact cannabis causes no damaging side effects; therefore, cancers that respond well to current treatments should also respond well to these components of cannabis. Like systematic chemo, cannabis affects the entire body, but in a positive way. In addition, it is shown in many studies that by treating the tumor, Cannabinoids also treat other conditions of the body, and produce anti-aging effects in the cells, primarily in the brain.

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