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  • Post Time Posted March 29, 2018
A ground breaking study by a team at Harvard University has found that an active ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), was able to cut tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduce the ability of the cancer to spread.

Usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy, the results were positive in both lab and mouse studies.

“The beauty of this study is that we are showing that a substance of abuse, if used prudently, may offer a new road to therapy against lung cancer,” said Anju Preet, Ph.D., a researcher in the Division of Experimental Medicine.

Preet says much work is needed to clarify the pathway by which THC functions, and cautions that some animal studies have shown that THC can stimulate some cancers. “THC offers some promise, but we have a long way to go before we know what its potential is,” she said.

Source: ushealthmagz.com/2018/03/29/harvard-university-finds-cannabis-cuts-tumor-growth-in-half-in-three-weeks/


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