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Cannabis 'could cut tumour growth'

Salisbury Journal: An ingredient in cannabis could help reduce tumour growth, scientists say An ingredient in cannabis could help reduce tumour growth, scientists say

Cannabis could be used to reduce tumour growth in cancer patients, scientists have said.

New research reveals the drug's main psychoactive ingredient - tetrahydrocannabino (THC) - could be responsible for its success in shrinking tumours.

It is hoped that the findings could help develop a synthetic equivalent with anti-cancer properties.

But researchers warned that cancer sufferers should not be tempted to self-medicate.

Dr Peter McCormick, from the University of East Anglia's (UEA) school of pharmacy, said THC's anti-cancer properties have been known for some time but the study had identified the receptors responsible for fighting tumours.

He added: "Our findings help explain some of the well-known but still poorly understood effects of THC at low and high doses on tumour growth.

"There has been a great deal of interest in understanding the molecular mechanisms behind how marijuana, and specifically THC, influence cancer pathology.

"There has also been a drive in the pharmaceutical industry to create synthetic equivalents that might have anti-cancer properties.

"By identifying the receptors involved we have provided an important step towards the future development of therapeutics that can take advantage of the interactions we have discovered to reduce tumour growth."

The research, carried out with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain, used samples of human breast cancer cells to induce tumours in mice.

They then targeted the tumours with doses of the cannabis compound and found that two cell receptors in particular were responsible for the drug's anti-tumour effects.

Dr McCormick said: "Our research uses an isolated chemical compound and using the correct concentration is vital.

"Cancer patients should not use cannabis to self-medicate, but I hope that our research will lead to a safe synthetic equivalent being available in the future."

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11:54pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Clark420 says...

"cancer patients should just lie down and die until we can make profit from synthetic cannabis"
"cancer patients should just lie down and die until we can make profit from synthetic cannabis" Clark420
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2:19am Mon 21 Jul 14

TaraSam says...

There is no doubt! and it's not exactly THC researchers have now found that the compound, called cannabidiol is key factor in curing cancer with a very high success rate.
http://www.trueactiv
ist.com/there-is-no-
mistaking-the-eviden
ce-cannabis-cures-ca
ncer/
There is no doubt! and it's not exactly THC researchers have now found that the compound, called cannabidiol is key factor in curing cancer with a very high success rate. http://www.trueactiv ist.com/there-is-no- mistaking-the-eviden ce-cannabis-cures-ca ncer/ TaraSam
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2:27am Mon 21 Jul 14

TaraSam says...

"Cancer patients should not use cannabis to self-medicate, but I hope that our research will lead to a safe synthetic equivalent being available in the future." (Very misleading report)
There is no safer drug than cannabis oil for medication purposes and synthetic THC is not as successful, Big Pharma are desperate not to lose profit of which 80% is in cancer cures with low success rates I may add. Please do the research you could well save somebodies life.
"Cancer patients should not use cannabis to self-medicate, but I hope that our research will lead to a safe synthetic equivalent being available in the future." (Very misleading report) There is no safer drug than cannabis oil for medication purposes and synthetic THC is not as successful, Big Pharma are desperate not to lose profit of which 80% is in cancer cures with low success rates I may add. Please do the research you could well save somebodies life. TaraSam
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12:43am Fri 25 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

""There is some evidence that cannabis or cannabis derivatives might help with cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, for example, sickness caused by chemotherapy. However, there have been only a few small studies in this area so we cannot yet say for sure.""
http://www.aicr.org.

uk/CannabisandCancer

.stm

""But claims that this body of preclinical research is solid “proof” that cannabis or cannabinoids can cure cancer is highly misleading to patients and their families, and builds a false picture of the state of progress in this area.""
http://scienceblog.c

ancerresearchuk.org/

2012/07/25/cannabis-

cannabinoids-and-can

cer-the-evidence-so-

far/
""There is some evidence that cannabis or cannabis derivatives might help with cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, for example, sickness caused by chemotherapy. However, there have been only a few small studies in this area so we cannot yet say for sure."" http://www.aicr.org. uk/CannabisandCancer .stm ""But claims that this body of preclinical research is solid “proof” that cannabis or cannabinoids can cure cancer is highly misleading to patients and their families, and builds a false picture of the state of progress in this area."" http://scienceblog.c ancerresearchuk.org/ 2012/07/25/cannabis- cannabinoids-and-can cer-the-evidence-so- far/ Dr Martin
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2:21am Sun 17 Aug 14

TaraSam says...

Cannabis Oils doen't just cut tumour growth, it cures it!
Published: Tue, July 22, 2014
"Cannabis oil cured my terminal cancer
CANCER patient Mike Cutler yesterday hailed cannabis as a miracle cure for the disease after his symptoms vanished when he began taking the drug.
He decided to try it – and claims that three days after taking the banned Class B drug his excruciating pain disappeared. Two weeks later he began coughing up blood, which he believes contained the dead cancer cells...."
Read more...
http://www.express.c
o.uk/life-style/heal
th/490381/Cannabis-o
il-cured-my-cancer
Cannabis Oils doen't just cut tumour growth, it cures it! Published: Tue, July 22, 2014 "Cannabis oil cured my terminal cancer CANCER patient Mike Cutler yesterday hailed cannabis as a miracle cure for the disease after his symptoms vanished when he began taking the drug. He decided to try it – and claims that three days after taking the banned Class B drug his excruciating pain disappeared. Two weeks later he began coughing up blood, which he believes contained the dead cancer cells...." Read more... http://www.express.c o.uk/life-style/heal th/490381/Cannabis-o il-cured-my-cancer TaraSam
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2:25am Sun 17 Aug 14

TaraSam says...

You will find that natural cannabis oil cures many many ills.
A cannabis-based drug designed to alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis is to be made available on prescription in Wales, health officials have confirmed.
Sativex, an oral spray made from two chemical extracts from cannabis plants, has been approved for used by the All Wales Medicines Strategy

Read more:
http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2726111/Cannabis-bas
ed-medicine-multiple
-sclerosis-patients-
available-NHS-Wales.
html#ixzz3Abm0uae3
You will find that natural cannabis oil cures many many ills. A cannabis-based drug designed to alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis is to be made available on prescription in Wales, health officials have confirmed. Sativex, an oral spray made from two chemical extracts from cannabis plants, has been approved for used by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Read more: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2726111/Cannabis-bas ed-medicine-multiple -sclerosis-patients- available-NHS-Wales. html#ixzz3Abm0uae3 TaraSam
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2:37am Sun 17 Aug 14

MissWhite says...

There is plenty of evidence that cannabis cures cancer, yes indeed. However the large pharmaceutical companies bobby the government to keep it illegal because they can't patent a natural plant but they can simulate the cannabinoids in cannabis how ever not as effective as the natural cannabinoids. Big pharma is racing against time while more and more people wake up to the big cover up and finding more natural sources abroad. The paid shill on this blog should be utterly ashamed of it's self.
How Cannabis Oil Works to Kill Cancer Cells
http://www.cureyouro
wncancer.org/how-can
nabis-oil-works.html
There is plenty of evidence that cannabis cures cancer, yes indeed. However the large pharmaceutical companies bobby the government to keep it illegal because they can't patent a natural plant but they can simulate the cannabinoids in cannabis how ever not as effective as the natural cannabinoids. Big pharma is racing against time while more and more people wake up to the big cover up and finding more natural sources abroad. The paid shill on this blog should be utterly ashamed of it's self. How Cannabis Oil Works to Kill Cancer Cells http://www.cureyouro wncancer.org/how-can nabis-oil-works.html MissWhite
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2:45am Sun 17 Aug 14

MissWhite says...

HOW and WHY Cannabis Cures Cancer – Scientific Explanation -
See more at:
http://tv.greenmedin
fo.com/how-and-why-c
annabis-cures-cancer
-scientific-explanat
ion/#sthash.BD7APzx3
.dpuf
HOW and WHY Cannabis Cures Cancer – Scientific Explanation - See more at: http://tv.greenmedin fo.com/how-and-why-c annabis-cures-cancer -scientific-explanat ion/#sthash.BD7APzx3 .dpuf MissWhite
  • Score: 1

2:28pm Sun 17 Aug 14

siriussys2 says...

Lindsey: Cures Colon Cancer With Cannabis Oil in 48 days
"My name is Lindsey, and I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer – Sept 2012"
Read on..
http://www.chrisbeat
cancer.com/lindsey-c
ures-colon-cancer-wi
th-cannabis-in-48-da
ys/
Lindsey: Cures Colon Cancer With Cannabis Oil in 48 days "My name is Lindsey, and I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer – Sept 2012" Read on.. http://www.chrisbeat cancer.com/lindsey-c ures-colon-cancer-wi th-cannabis-in-48-da ys/ siriussys2
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12:37am Mon 18 Aug 14

siriussys2 says...

20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer
A very interesting read
"...this article will focus mainly on it’s effectiveness in the treatment of cancer. Cannabinoids may very well be one of the best disease and cancer fighting treatments out there. Cannabinoids refer to any of a group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. They activate cannabinoid receptors in the body. The body itself produces compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabinoids also play a role in immune system generation and re-generation...."
http://www.collectiv
e-evolution.com/2013
/08/23/20-medical-st
udies-that-prove-can
nabis-can-cure-cance
r/
20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer A very interesting read "...this article will focus mainly on it’s effectiveness in the treatment of cancer. Cannabinoids may very well be one of the best disease and cancer fighting treatments out there. Cannabinoids refer to any of a group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. They activate cannabinoid receptors in the body. The body itself produces compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabinoids also play a role in immune system generation and re-generation...." http://www.collectiv e-evolution.com/2013 /08/23/20-medical-st udies-that-prove-can nabis-can-cure-cance r/ siriussys2
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12:39am Mon 18 Aug 14

siriussys2 says...

Dr Martin wrote:
""There is some evidence that cannabis or cannabis derivatives might help with cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, for example, sickness caused by chemotherapy. However, there have been only a few small studies in this area so we cannot yet say for sure.""
http://www.aicr.org.


uk/CannabisandCancer


.stm

""But claims that this body of preclinical research is solid “proof” that cannabis or cannabinoids can cure cancer is highly misleading to patients and their families, and builds a false picture of the state of progress in this area.""
http://scienceblog.c


ancerresearchuk.org/


2012/07/25/cannabis-


cannabinoids-and-can


cer-the-evidence-so-


far/
Please stop making people think that you are qualified by adding "Dr" to your name, you are not a doctor and not qualified to give a professional opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: ""There is some evidence that cannabis or cannabis derivatives might help with cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, for example, sickness caused by chemotherapy. However, there have been only a few small studies in this area so we cannot yet say for sure."" http://www.aicr.org. uk/CannabisandCancer .stm ""But claims that this body of preclinical research is solid “proof” that cannabis or cannabinoids can cure cancer is highly misleading to patients and their families, and builds a false picture of the state of progress in this area."" http://scienceblog.c ancerresearchuk.org/ 2012/07/25/cannabis- cannabinoids-and-can cer-the-evidence-so- far/[/p][/quote]Please stop making people think that you are qualified by adding "Dr" to your name, you are not a doctor and not qualified to give a professional opinion. siriussys2
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12:48am Mon 18 Aug 14

siriussys2 says...

No research! was that?
The ICRS is a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational Cannabis.

In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on Cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their research.
http://www.icrs.co/
No research! was that? The ICRS is a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational Cannabis. In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on Cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their research. http://www.icrs.co/ siriussys2
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12:50am Mon 18 Aug 14

siriussys2 says...

Lots and lots of research going on al l over the world
The 24th Annual
International Cannabinoid
Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids
28 June - 03 July 2014
http://www.icrs.co/S
YMPOSIUM.2014/index.
2.html
Lots and lots of research going on al l over the world The 24th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids 28 June - 03 July 2014 http://www.icrs.co/S YMPOSIUM.2014/index. 2.html siriussys2
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12:56am Mon 18 Aug 14

siriussys2 says...

Clark420 wrote:
"cancer patients should just lie down and die until we can make profit from synthetic cannabis"
Agreed Clark420 money is all big Pharma care about
[quote][p][bold]Clark420[/bold] wrote: "cancer patients should just lie down and die until we can make profit from synthetic cannabis"[/p][/quote]Agreed Clark420 money is all big Pharma care about siriussys2
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