Study Finds Cannabis May Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)

purplecannabisHepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, is the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. Despite this, only limited therapeutic treatments are currently available. However, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Medicine Report, cannabis may provide a treatment option for the disease.

“The present study aimed to investigate the effects of cannabinoids as novel therapeutic targets in HCC”, states the study’s abstract. Using synethtic cannabinoids on cell lines, researchers found that they inhibited the growth of HCC and led to cell cycle arrest.

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64 Studies That Show Cannabis Can Treat Various Cancers

Cannabis, and the cannabinoid compounds found within it, has been shown through a large cannabisplantamount of scientific, peer-reviewed research to be effective at treating a wide variety of cancers, ranging from brain cancer to colon cancer. Below is a list of over 60 studies that demonstrate the vast anti-cancer properties of cannabis.

Studies showing cannabis may combat brain cancer:

      • Cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits the proliferation and invasion in U87-MG and T98G glioma cells. Study published in the Public Library of Science journal in October 2013.
      • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can kill cancer cells by causing them to self-digest. Study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in September 2013.

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