New Study Finds Cannabis Compound Could Have Even Greater Reach in Inhibiting Aggressive Cancer

How do the drug czar and the feeble-minded director of the DEA and the terminally disingenuous director of NIDA respond to this evidence? It really looks like you need to ingest at least some cannabis to be fully well. New Study Finds Cannabis Compound Could Have Even Greater Reach in Inhibiting Aggressive Cancer than Previously Thought

Ability to stop spread of cancer could extend beyond breast cancer to brain cancer despite significant differences between the two malignancies

San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2012– Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute (CPMCRI, a Sutter Health affiliate) have found that a compound in cannabis previously shown to decrease metastatic breast cancer now shows promise in stopping aggressive brain cancer as well. The findings are particularly important given the safety of the cannabis compound and the fact that patients with advanced brain cancer have few options for treatment.

“These findings offer some hope in an area where there’s been very little, and give even greater potential to our earlier research,” said Pierre-Yves Desprez, Ph.D., senior scientist with CPMCRI and corresponding author of the new study. “We thought that the mechanisms for the progression of brain cancer would be quite different from that of breast and other cancers, and the fact that we were able to duplicate the same success for brain cancer that we did for breast, quite frankly, amazed us.”

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