New Study Finds Gastric Cancer treatment With Cannabis

A new study  published in both journals offers hope for Gastric Cancer treatment with cannabis. The researchers in Korea have uncover that WIN 55,212-2, a synthetic version of the cannabinoid THC that is initiate in cannabis, is antineoplastic. That means it can stop and prevent the growth and development of malignant gastric cancer cells.Study finds cannabis drastically shrinks the aggressive form of Gastric Cancer treatment.

For this study the researchers analysed the effects of WIN 55,212-2 on mice that had been injected with human gastric cancer cells. The gastric cancer cells used in the study were cancer cells that were known to be impenetrable to a commonly used chemotherapy drug called Fluorouracil. The researchers like to see if WIN 55,212-2 was a good alternative to Fluorouracil in Gastric Cancer treatment that are oppose to that chemo drug. After the mice had been vaccinated with the gastric cancer cells, they were then treated with WIN 55,212-2. This was done by vaccinating it around the tumor subcutaneously every 24 hours for 2 weeks.

After 14 days of injecting WIN 55,212-2 into the mice around the tumors, the tumors were eliminate. It was found that after 14 days the “Tumor volume reduce by 30% in the WIN 55,212-2 treated group”. Apoptotic cells, which are cells that have killed themselves, were found more frequently in the WIN 55,212-2 Gastric Cancer treatment group than in the management on immunohistochemistry.”  Remember  the tumors used in this study were  impenetrable to common chemotherapy drugs.  So this study suggests that cannabinoids are a superior option for Gastric Cancer treatment than chemotherapy.

The fact that cannabis is antineoplastic is not a recently discovered fact.That is correct, 39 years ago in 1974 researchers at The University of Virginia also uncover that cannabinoids could halt and prevent the growth of malignant cancer cells.The researches at Virginia studied the effects of cannabinoids on lung adenocarcinoma and leukemia and revealed the same results as those found in the 2013 study from Korea. Below you will find a links to the full study done in Korea.

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