Researchers from the University of London have determined cannabinoids not only support chemotherapy treatment but also decrease the growth of new tumors. In the study, which was led by Dr. Wai Liu and published in the International Journal of Oncology, a team of researchers observed the effects of different cannabinoid combinations on leukemia cells in order to determine whether or not cannabinoids enhanced the efficacy of chemotherapy treatments and to see in which order they worked most effectively. They concluded cannabinoids had an extremely positive impact on the success of chemotherapy, especially when taken after treatments. Not only did cannabis enhance chemotherapy treatments, but it also prevented the growth of new tumor cells and tumor-feeding blood vessels. The team extended their findings through studies involving cannabis-based extracts on animals, and found cannabinoids could be equally effective for glioblastoma.
While this information is positive, patients must understand that the study involved concentrated and purified cannabis extracts, so simply smoking cannabis probably would not produce the same results. If you're using medical marijuana to treat your cancer symptoms or combat tumor growth, we want to know! Whether you're using extracts or another vehicle of cannabis consumption, the anonymous information you provide could help the medical marijuana community better understand how to use the therapy to treat cancer and alleviate its symptoms. By journaling daily, you can provide vital data to physicians, researchers, and other patients, all while keeping your personal information completely private. Additionally, you'll discover insights into your own unique dosing regimen so that you can discover the most consistent and effective method for you.
This information has been provided in part by Merry Jane and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.