Navigation Links
Marijuana Compounds Could Beat Back Brain Cancer
Date:1/11/2010

Preliminary lab research suggests they could kill tumor cells

MONDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that a combination of compounds in marijuana could help fight off a particularly deadly form of brain cancer.

But the findings shouldn't send patients rushing to buy pot: the levels used in the research appear to be too high to obtain through smoking. And there's no sign yet that the approach works in laboratory animals, let alone people.

Still, the finding does suggest that more than one compound in marijuana might boost cancer treatment, said study author Sean McAllister, an associate scientist at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco. "Combination therapies might be more appropriate," McAllister said.

Researchers have long studied the compounds in marijuana known as cannabinoids, which are thought to hold possible health benefits. One, known as THC, is well known for its role in making people high when they smoke or eat pot. Researchers have been testing it as a treatment for the brain tumors known as glioblastomas.

In the new study, researchers tested THC and cannabidiol, another compound from marijuana, on brain cancer cells. The findings appear in the January issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

The study authors found that the combination treatment seemed to work better at killing the cancerous cells and preventing them from growing back.

About 9,000 people in the United States develop glioblastomas each year, said Dr. Paul Graham Fisher, chief of the Division of Child Neurology at Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The most famous patient was the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

The prognosis for people with the condition is grim because tumors spread throughout the brain. It can be impossible for treatments to remove the entire tumor, Fisher said.

"No matter what you
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Marijuana Munchies May Be Rooted in Biology
2. Teen Marijuana Use Might Have Lasting Effects on Mood, Anxiety
3. Pot and pop: New research finds stronger link between music and marijuana use among teens
4. Marijuana, Alcohol Addiction May Share Genes
5. Marijuana Use No Longer Dropping Among U.S. Teens
6. Medithrive Voted #1 Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary in Bay Area
7. Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
8. Parental Monitoring Can Curb Teen Marijuana Use
9. The straight dope: Studies link parental monitoring with decreased teen marijuana usage
10. Commerce Online Announces Agreement With RedFin Network For Medical Marijuana Dispensary Pre-Paid Loyalty Card Program
11. Faith-Based Leaders and Community Activists Converge on State Capitol to Oppose Legalized Marijuana
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... 26, 2014 The report “TS-1 (Colorectal ... on the current treatment landscape, unmet needs, current pipeline ... is an anti-cancer drug which is typically used for ... also used for treating gastric cancer and pancreatic cancer. ... The drug was first approved in 1999 in Japan ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young ... a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been ... hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th ... screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of ... husband, Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its blog to provide professional shopping ... of the models at LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, up to ... veil can turn out to be a most exciting memory and ... always bring surprise to a wedding. On the updated fashion blog, ... veils for a big day . , Going out with friends ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can ... older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a ... that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and ... The experimental medication, a version of the drug ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Residents at ... Community, recently showed their generous spirit by providing ... Catawba County Parenting Network- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. ... gathered around the largest Christmas tree on the ... purchased by residents of the Abernethy Village Association ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2
... than doubled since the collapse of the Soviet Union, according ... women smoked, compared to almost 15 per cent by 2003. ... has risen from 57 per cent to 63 per cent. ... Tobacco Control, blame the privatisation of the previously state owned ...
... Research Institute (CRI) announced today that it has brought ... Sabin Vaccine Institute, and the Cancer Vaccine Collaborative, a ... Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), to form the ... a unified voice in the cancer vaccine field and ...
... annual,Guaranteed Living Benefits (GLB) survey of leading U.S. variable ... offered,include some form of GLB., Total sales of ... 87% of total VA sales, stable relative to 2004 ... up to 95% during the first,half of 2007, demonstrating ...
... MEDai, Inc., headquartered in,Orlando, FL, a ... its longstanding Pinpoint Quality(TM) client, Sharp,HealthCare of ... Malcolm Baldrige National,Quality Award., The Baldrige ... for quality and organizational performance excellence. Congress,established ...
... Walsh appears in PSAs for personal health record ... American Health Information,Management Association (AHIMA) launched the "It,s ... healthcare consumers on the,importance of improving the management ... (PHR)., This campaign encourages Americans -- especially ...
... In a reversal of what has,become the norm, Link ... coupled with two hours of live phone,tech support and ... EZM Web tracks and controls maintenance for any ... control via the Web. It is accessible,from anywhere in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Number of Russian women smokers has doubled since Soviet collapse 2Health News:Cancer Vaccine Consortium and Cancer Vaccine Collaborative unite under the Cancer Research Institute 2Health News:Cancer Vaccine Consortium and Cancer Vaccine Collaborative unite under the Cancer Research Institute 3Health News:Milliman Survey Confirms Continued Dominance of Guarantees in Variable Annuity Retirement Income Products 2Health News:Milliman Survey Confirms Continued Dominance of Guarantees in Variable Annuity Retirement Income Products 3Health News:MEDai Client Named Recipient of 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 2Health News:MEDai Client Named Recipient of 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 3Health News:AHIMA Launches National PHR Consumer Awareness Campaign 2Health News:Maintenance Software Company Bucks Trend, Offers Unlimited No-Charge Product Tech Support 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... marketplace success. As the key link between the medical ... will grow even more in the coming years as ... relationships. According to research by benchmarking ... and MSLs can gain an important edge is by ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... VIEJO, Calif. , Dec. 22, 2014 ... into expanded corporate offices in Aliso Viejo ... announced that due to the tremendous growth and worldwide ... needed. Sales of patented SnoreRx, the anti snore cure ... offices. He said, "We are now in 23 ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... device sector identifies the key trends and rationale ... and mergers and acquisitions. The study ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Role of Medical Science Liaisons Evolving in Medical Device Sector 2Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector 2
Gentle-Flo® Standard Connector., ,Indications For Usage: ,Removal of secretions from respiratory tract....
... Increase Staff Protection With Medline's Sterile Suction Catheters ... 16 Fr and 18 Fr), ,Medline is ... U.S. We manufacture most of our suction products ... our customers' expectations. We manufacture, supply and directly ...
... Catheters are available in ... atraumatic DeLee tip with staggered ... tip. Two types of catheter ... deliver easy fingertip control with ...
... Catheters are available in two ... DeLee tip with staggered eyes, ... Two types of catheter valve ... easy fingertip control with virtually ...
Medicine Products: