Cannabinoids as Novel Therapeutics for Pediatric Cancers

Posted: September 17, 2014 in Cancer, Cannabis, health, hemp, Marijuana
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Cannabinoids as Novel Therapeutics for Pediatric Cancers

Ewing’s Sarcoma is a pediatric bone cancer that is highly aggressive, leading to a five-year survival rate of only 30% even with multi-modal treatment protocols. Improved therapeutic options are desperately needed. Dr. Lori Hensley’s research has focused on the ability of non-psychoactive cannabinoids to induce death and inhibit metastases in cells from members of the Ewing’s sarcoma family of tumors and other solid pediatric cancers. Our data demonstrate these compounds can successfully kill Ewing’s sarcoma cells and related tumor cells in vitro through the induction of apoptosis. Our data further suggest we can limit the migration of tumor cells and endothelial cells (required for new blood vessel formation to feed the tumors), potentially reducing their ability to spread throughout the body. In order to test the efficacy of our drugs in a more realistic model of human cancer, we developed a novel bioluminescent mouse model of Ewing’s sarcoma in which engineered tumor cells are injected into the tibiae of mice, and the growth of tumors in control and treated mice can be tracked using specific imaging techniques.

via Biology | Ouachita Baptist University.

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Comments
  1. Funny thing about cancer is that it need 2 things for its optimum growth no oxygen and acid. Exercising increasing oxygenation and veggies lower the body pH. Those can have a profound effect on keeping it away and fighting its progression.

    Regards,
    Clifford Mitchem
    Advocare Distributor
    Nutrition + Fitness = Health
    http://www.AdvoCare.com/13087657

  2. Auntie BS says:

    I have never read about oxygen and acid affecting cancer growth. Cancer is a condition where cells’ DNA is mutated and normal cell aptosis (death) ceases to occur, allowing the cancerous cells to grow unchecked. To do so, they secrete chemical signals to cause blood vessels to grow and supply them with oxygen, refuting this readers comments about oxygen. I have never read that pH affects cancer growth, either, so it would be wise to research these claims before believing them (as with all claims, whether mine, another readers, or re-printed here from various publications.
    –AuntiBS

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