CBD & Tumors
Researchers are finding that certain components in marijuana fight tumors and help manage side effects. Mounting evidence shows cannabinoids (CBD) in marijuana slow tumors growth, inhibit the formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects.
Dr. Sean McAllister, a scientist at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, has been studying cannabinoid compounds for 10 years in a quest to develop new therapeutic interventions for various tumors. Backed by grants from the National Institute of Health (and with a license from the DEA), McAllister discovered that cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive component of the marijuana plant, is a potent inhibitor of breast tumor cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor growth.
In 2007, McAllister published a detailed account of how cannabidiol kills breast tumor cells and destroys malignant tumors by switching off expression of the ID-1 gene, a protein that appears to play a major role as a tumor cell conductor.
McAllister’s lab also is analyzing how CBD works in combination with first-line chemotherapy agents. His research shows that cannabidiol, a potent antitumoral compound in its own right, acts synergistically with various anti-tumor pharmaceuticals, enhancing their impact while cutting the toxic dosage necessary for maximum effect.
Breast tumors cells killed by CBD on right compared to untreated breast tumors cells on left.
More information can be found at The Daily Beast
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