A new study conducted by St. George’s University, London, sought to kill leukemia cells with a combination of chemotherapy drugs and cannabinoids.Leukemia, which is prevalent in both children and adults, is a bone marrow cancer that results in an abnormal production of white blood cells. These abnormal cells accumulate and ultimately outnumber healthier cells within one’s bone marrow. Leukemia negatively affects the immune system and can rapidly progress, leading most physicians to quickly respond to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. But a new study reveals that cannabinoids can be used in conjunction with chemotherapy can successfully kill off the abundance of leukemia cells.
Chemotherapy and THC as a cancer-fighting duo
It’s no secret that certain cannabinoids have been linked to cancer cell death, inhibited tumor growth and even complete tumor eradication in many cases (especially liver cancer cases).