Category: THC kills cancer Cells

US Cancer Death rates have fallen between 1% and 2% each year since 1991.

The American Cancer Society has reported that US Cancer Death Rates have fallen between 1% and 2% each year since 1991. That is an overall decease of 27% since 1991.

Click on his link to visit the Wiley Online Library to read the Cancer Journal for Clinicians and the published report titled: “Cancer statistics, 2019“.

You can download a PDF of that American Cancer Society report at the link above.

I suspect that the trend will continue as Medical Cannabis becomes legal in more States. Why? It has been shown that THC Oil (made from Cannabis) can be an effective treatment  protocol for some individuals and some Cancers. THC has been shown to kill cancer cells in lab studies. Human cases (not peer reviewed studies) have had THC inhibit the growth and metastasis of Lung Cancer for Example. THC Oil is credited with shrinking inoperable Brain Tumors is another example. As Cannabis becomes legal there, will be new Medical Studies done on it.

There is also another report which states that smoking in the US is at a record low. Fewer people smoking will result in fewer people getting Lung Cancer or Heart Disease and other complications due to smoking cigarettes. In the near future I will do a post on that report.

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THC inhibits growth and metastasis of Lung Cancer, per Research Study at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Harvard University

Back in 2007, the American Association for Cancer Research published Information about research which was presented at their annual meeting by

The closing important paragraph from the Abstract published by the Cancer Research Journal is below:

Cumulatively, these studies indicate that THC has anti-tumorigenic and anti-metastatic effects against lung cancer. Novel therapies against EGFR overexpressing, aggressive and chemotherapy resistant lung cancers may include targeting the cannabinoids receptors.

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Harvard University discussion on the latest Scientific Findings about Medical Cannabis

Harvard University brought together researchers studying Marijuana’s health impacts with policymakers who are working to implement new laws in ways that will benefit and protect public health.

Video courtesy of the Harvard University YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the National Cancer Institute website.

The following is from the National Cancer Institute webpage linked to above titled “Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Patient Version
Questions and Answers About Cannabis”

Have any preclinical (laboratory or animal) studies been conducted using Cannabis or cannabinoids?

Preclinical studies of cannabinoids have investigated the following:

Antitumor activity

Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.

A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.

A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.

A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.

A review of 34 studies of cannabinoids in glioma tumor models found that all but one study showed that cannabinoids can kill cancer cells without harming normal cells.
A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in human glioma cells showed that when given along with chemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective.

 

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