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Title: Could CANNABIS be the Key to Curing Pancreatic Cancer?
Source: Lew Rockwell/Daily Mail/Harvard University
URL Source: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/08 ... y-to-curing-pancreatic-cancer/
Published: Aug 21, 2019
Author: Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor
Post Date: 2019-08-22 09:27:14 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 236
Comments: 3

Tumors disappeared in 70% of mice treated with a pot compound, Harvard study reveals

Cannabis could hold a key to fighting pancreatic cancer – one of the deadliest forms – suggests recent Harvard University research.

Scientists there tested the effects of marijuana-derived compounds called flavonoids on pancreatic cancer cells in petri dishes and on animals with the disease.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the hardest-to-treat forms of the disease, killing 93 percent of sufferers within five years.

Flavonoids treatment killed all the tumor cells in 70 percent of mice with pancreatic cancer that the researchers tested for the study, published in the journal Frontiers of Oncology last month.

The treatment also supercharged more traditional radiation therapy, giving the researchers hope that by 2020, the promising treatment could be ready for testing in humans.

Notably, the compound that the Harvard team is studying comes from cannabis, but is neither a cannabinoid, like CBD, nor a psychoactive component of the plant, like THC.

Instead, flavonids are the compounds present in virtually all plants (including fruits and vegetables) that give them their vibrant colors.

There are more than 6,000 variations of flavonoids but the Harvard scientists see great potential in one found in cannabis and used to make a compound dubbed FBL-03G.

Cannabinoids are already used and studied for treating the unpleasant side effects of standard cancer therapies like chemo and radiation.

In more recent years, a slew of studies have explored the plant’s potential for treating cancer itself.

Research has pointed to the possibility that cannabis may block tumor growth in a variety of ways – but it’s been spotty, and how the plant has these effects remains unclear.

‘People have done studies before showing that sometimes cannabis works against cancer, and sometimes it doesn’t,’ co-author of the new Harvard study, Dr Wilfred Ngwa, told DailyMail.com.

He attributes a lot of these discrepancies to the wide variation in the composition of any given cannabis strain or plant and lack of consistency in this sense from study to study.

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"What is a pancreas, anyhow? I mean, I don't know what the damn thing does for you, besides give you cancer."

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I really doubt it helps cure but it clearly can not hurt!

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