Leukemia Cancer Treatment Cannabinoids Destroy Leukemia Cells, New Study
New research from the University of London suggests chemicals in marijuana could be used to fight leukemia and best for Leukemia Cancer Treatment Published online in Anticancer Research, researchers at the Department of Oncology at St. George’s, University of London studied six different cannabinoids and found each to have anti-cancer action on leukemia cells.Lead author Wai Liu, Ph.D explained the results of the latest study in Monday’s press release.“These agents are able to interfere with the development of cancerous cells, stopping them in their tracks and preventing them from growing. In some cases, by using specific dosage patterns, they can destroy cancer cells on their own.”
The scientists were able to replicate previous findings on the anti-cancer effects of THC – the compound in marijuana responsible for the high.However, in the latest study, Dr. Liu’s team decided to focus on cannabinoids that lacked psychoactive activity, including cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabigevarin (CBGV).“This study is a critical step in unpicking the mysteries of cannabis as a source of medicine. The cannabinoids examined have minimal, if any, hallucinogenic side effects, and their properties as anti-cancer agents are promising.