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Cannabis Science and Research Journal Articles

Undated - News - Unpublished Federal Study Found THC-Treated Rats Lived Longer, Had Less Cancer.

2013 - Letter ~ Endocannabinoid signaling in cancer: a rather complex puzzle

2013 - Study ~ Modulating the endocannabinoid system in human health and disease: successes and failures

2013 - Study ~ Harnessing the genome for characterization of G-protein coupled receptors in cancer pathogenesis

2013 - Study ~ Direct modulation of the outer mitochondrial membrane channel, voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) by cannabidiol: a novel mechanism for cannabinoid-induced cell death.

2013 - Study ~ The Endocannabinoid System and Sex Steroid Hormone-Dependent Cancers

2013 - Study ~ Cannabidiol as potential anticancer drug

2013 - Study - Critical appraisal of the potential use of cannabinoids in cancer management

2013 - Study ~ Effects of cannabinoids and related fatty acids upon the viability of P19 embryonal carcinoma cells

2013 - Study ~ The pseudokinase tribbles homologue-3 plays a crucial role in cannabinoid anticancer action

2013 - Study ~ The endocannabinoid signaling system in cancer.

2013 - Study ~ Cytotoxic effect of Efavirenz is selective against cancer cells and associated with the cannabinoid system.

2013 - Study ~ A new strategy to block tumor angiogenesis by inhibiting endocannabinoid inactivation

2013 - Study ~ Preparation and characterization of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-loaded biodegradable polymeric microparticles and their antitumoral efficacy on cancer cell lines.

2013 - Study ~ Orphan G protein receptor GPR55 as an emerging target in cancer therapy and management.

2013 - Study ~ Therapeutic potential of monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitors.

2013 - Study ~ Therapeutic potential of cannabinoid medicines

2013 - Study ~ Autophagy triggered by magnolol derivative negatively regulates angiogenesis.

2013 - News ~ "Miracle" Cannabis Oil: May Treat Cancer, But Money and the Law Stand in the Way of Finding Out.

2013 - News ~ Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers Reports ADSI

2013 - News ~ 4 Examples of Alternative Cancer Therapies

2013 - News ~ Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?

2013 - News ~ Still Believe Nature Got It Wrong? Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

2013 - News ~ Fighting Cancer: Another Study Reveals the Cannabis and Cancer Link

2013 - News ~ New Study: THC May Treat Inflammatory Diseases and Cancer By Altering Genes

2013 - News ~ 20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer

2013 - News ~ Study shows non-hallucinogenic cannabinoids are effective anti-cancer drugs

2013 - News ~ New Study Proves Cannabinoids Have Cancer Fighting Properties

2012 - Study ~ Role of Lipid Rafts/Caveolae in the Anticancer Effect of Endocannabinoids.

2012 - Study ~ Arachidonoyl ethanolamide (AEA)-induced apoptosis is mediated by J-series prostaglandins and is enhanced by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) blockade.

2012 - Study ~ Nabiximols for Opioid-Treated Cancer Patients With Poorly-Controlled Chronic Pain: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Graded-Dose Trial.


2012 - Study ~ Poly-ε-caprolactone microspheres as a drug delivery system for cannabinoid administration: Development, characterization and in vitro evaluation of their antitumoral efficacy.

2012 - Study ~ Cannabinoid-associated cell death mechanisms in tumor models (Review).

2012 - Study ~ A potential role for GPR55 in gastrointestinal functions.

2012 - Study ~ Cannabinoids and omega-3/6 endocannabinoids as cell death and anticancer modulators.

2012 - Study ~ Towards the use of cannabinoids as antitumour agents

2012 - News ~ Cannabinoid Shown Effective as Adjuvant Analgesic for Cancer Pain.

2012 - News ~ Cannabinoid therapy helps provide effective analgesia for cancer patients with pain.

2012 - News ~ Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancer

2012 - News ~ Can marijuana stop cancer?

2012 - News ~ Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer – the evidence so far

2012 - News ~ Cannabinoid formulation benefits opioid-refractory pain

2012 - News ~ 5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimers, Parkinsons (If Only They Were Legal)

2011 - Study ~ Phytocannabinoids for use in the treatment of cancer - Patent GB2478595 (A) ― 2011-09-14.

2011 - Study ~ Update on the endocannabinoid system as an anticancer target.

2011- Study ~ Intrathecal Administration of the Cannabinoid 2 Receptor Agonist JWH015 Can Attenuate Cancer Pain and Decrease mRNA Expression of the 2B Subunit of N-Methyl-d-Aspartic Acid.

2011 - Study ~ The endocannabinoid system and cancer: therapeutic implication.

2011 - Study ~ Arachidonoyl ethanolamide (AEA)-induced apoptosis is mediated by J-series prostaglandins and is enhanced by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) blockade.

2011 - Study ~ Effects of cannabinoids and cannabinoid-enriched Cannabis extracts on TRP channels and endocannabinoid metabolic enzymes.

2011 - News ~ Medical Reasons for Marijuana.

2011 - News ~ Ingredient in cannabis restores taste for cancer patients.

2011 - News ~ How Does Marijuana Help Cancer Patients?

2011 - News ~ Worth Repeating: You Can’t Censor Cannabis Cancer Treatment.

2011 - News ~ The Positive Uses of Marijuana for Cancer Patients.

2011 - News ~ The Illegal Herb that Fights Cancer.

2011 - News ~ Another Study Confirms Anti-Cancer Effects of THC and CBD.

2011 - News ~ Why doesn’t marijuana cause cancer?

2010 - Study ~ NEW USE FOR CANNABINOID-CONTAINING PLANT EXTRACTS Patent application number: 20100249223.

2010 - Study ~ US Patent Application 20100204312 - METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING CANCER.

2010 - Study ~ Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study of the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of THC:CBD extract and THC extract in patients with intractable cancer-related pain.

2010 - Study ~ Targeting the Endocannabinoid System for the Treatment of Cancer - A Practical View.

2010 - Study ~ Cannabis-derived substances in cancer therapy--an emerging anti-inflammatory role for the cannabinoids.

2010 - Study ~ Antitumorigenic Effects of Cannabinoids beyond Apoptosis.

2010 - Study ~ Cannabidiol inhibits cancer cell invasion via upregulation of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1.

2010 - News ~ Vets use hemp seed oil on animals with cancer.

2010 - News ~ Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation : Dr. Andrew Weil.

2009 - Study - Cannabinoid receptor ligands as potential anticancer agents-high hopes for new therapies?

2009 - Study - Cannabinoids in the treatment of cancer.

2009 - Study - Use of cannabinoid receptor agonists in cancer therapy as palliative and curative agents.

2009 - Study - A Population-Based Case-Control Study of Marijuana Use and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

2009 - Study ~ Changes in the Endocannabinoid System May Give Insight into new and Effective Treatments for Cancer.

2009 - Study ~ Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs.

2009 - Study ~ TRB3 links ER stress to autophagy in cannabinoid antitumoral action.

2009 - Study ~ Use of cannabinoid receptor agonists in cancer therapy as palliative and curative agents.

2009 - Study ~ Hexahydrocannabinols, novel synthetic cannabinoid derivatives, suppress the tumor growth by inhibiting the VEGF secretion and angiogenesis.

2009 - Study ~ A Population-Based Case-Control Study of Marijuana Use and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

2009 - News ~ Cannabis Compounds have "Palliative" and "Curative" Effects on Cancer.

2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Cancer.

2009 - News - Could smoking pot cut risk of head, neck cancer?

2008 - Study - Cannabinoids for Cancer Treatment: Progress and Promise.

2008 - Study ~ Hypothesizing that marijuana smokers are at a significantly lower risk of carcinogenicity relative to tobacco-non-marijuana smokers: evidenced based on statistical reevaluation of current literature.

2008 - Study ~ Endocannabinoids in endocrine and related tumors.

2008 - Study ~ Nabilone for the treatment of paraneoplastic night sweats: a report of four cases.

2008 -News ~ Science: Nabilone effective in the treatment of night sweats of four patients with advanced cancer.

2008 - News - Marijuana May Prevent Cancer, Not Cause It.

2008 -News ~ Cannabis Smoke and Cancer: Assessing the Risk.

2007 - Study - A Cannabinoid Anticancer Quinone, HU-331, Is More Potent and Less Cardiotoxic Than Doxorubicin: A Comparative in Vivo Study.

2007 - Study ~ Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids via Increased Expression of Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinases-1.

2007 - Study ~ Sativex: Fact Sheet.

2007 - Study ~ A cannabinoid agonist differentially attenuates deep tissue hyperalgesia in animal models of cancer and inflammatory muscle pain.

2007 - Study ~ Antiangiogenic activity of the endocannabinoid anandamide: correlation to its tumor-suppressor efficacy.

2007 - Review ~ Endocannabinoids as emerging suppressors of angiogenesis and tumor invasion.

2007 - Letter ~ Sativex: Health Care Professional letter.

2007 - News ~ Science: The use of cannabis does not influence the efficacy of two anti-cancer drugs, a clinical study finds.

2007 - News ~ No Decrease in Pulmonary Function Associated with Long-Term Cannabis Smoking, Study Says.

2007 - News ~ Nabilone relieves many advanced Ca symptoms.

2007 - News ~ Cannabinoids May Inhibit Cancer Cell Invasion.

2007 - News ~ Marijuana could suppress Tumor Cell Growth.

2006 - Study - Nabilone improves pain and symptom management.

2006 - Study - Comparison of orally administered cannabis extract and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in treating patients with cancer-related anorexia-cachexia syndrome: a multicenter, phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial from the Cannabis-In-Cachexia-Study-Group.

2006 - Study - Cannabinoids and cancer: pros and cons of an antitumour strategy.

2006 - Study ~ Marijuana Use and the Risk of Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers: Results of a Population-Based Case-Control Study.

2006 - Study ~ The stress-regulated protein p8 mediates cannabinoid-induced apoptosis of tumor cells.

2006 - Study ~ Cannabinoids As Cancer Hope.

2006 - Study ~ The synthetic cannabinoid nabilone improves pain and symptom management in cancer patients.

2006 - Study ~ Different views on the association between cannabinoids and cancer.

2006 - News - Marijuana Smoking Found Non-Carcinogenic.

2006 - News ~ Cannabinoids Halt Pancreatic Cancer, Breast Cancer Growth, Studies Say.

2005 - Study - Derivatives of cannabis for anti-cancer treatment.

2005 - Study ~ Medicinal Cannabis in Oncology Practice: Still a Bridge Too Far?

2005 - Study ~ Involvement of Cannabinoids in Cellular Proliferation.

2004 - News - Cancer Killer.

2004 - News - Cannabis May Help Combat Cancer-causing Herpes Viruses.

2004 - News ~ THC in marijuana may block the spread of forms of cancer causing herpes viruses.

2003 - Study ~ Cannabinoids: Potential Anticancer Agents.

2003 - Study ~ Inhibition of tumor angiogenesis by cannabinoids.

2003 - Study ~ Established and potential therapeutic applications of cannabinoids in oncology.

2003 - Study ~ The effects of smoked cannabis in painful peripheral neuropathy.

2003 - Study ~ Therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in CNS disease.

2003 - Study ~ Cannabinoid receptor systems: therapeutic targets for tumour intervention.

2003 - Study - The effects of smoked cannabis in painful peripheral neuropathy.

2002 - Study ~ Targeting the endocannabinoid system in cancer therapy: A call for further research.

2002 - Study ~ Patent 6410588 Use of cannabinoids as anti-inflammatory agents.

2002 - Study ~ Endocannabinoids in the immune system and cancer.

2001 - Study - Therapeutic Aspects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids.

2001 - News - Anti-Tumor Effects.

2000 - Study - Anandamide Induces Apoptosis in Human Cells via Vanilloid Receptors.

1997 - News ~ Study: THC Not Cancer-Causing

1996 - Study ~ Toxicity and Carcinogenicity of {Delta}9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Fischer Rats and B6C3F1 Mice.

1996 - Study ~ NTP Technical Report on the Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of 1-Trans-Delta9-Tetrahyrdocannabinol (CAS No. 1972-08-3) in F344/N Rats and B6C3F1 Mice (Gavage Studies).

1994 - Study ~ A phase II study of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol for appetite stimulation in cancer-associated anorexia.

1991 - Study - Dronabinol and prochlorperazine in combination or treatment of cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

1990 - Study - Dronabinol enhancement of appetite in cancer patients.

1988 - Study - Efficacy of tetrahydrocannabinol in patients refractory to standard anti-emetic therapy.

1988 - Study - Inhalation marijuana as an antiemetic for cancer chemotherapy.

1986 - Study - Nabilone versus domperidone.

1986 - Study ~ Prospective randomized double-blind trial of nabilone versus domperidone in the treatment of cytotoxic-induced emesis.

1984 - Study - Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol for appetite stimulation.

1982 - Study - Nabilone vs. placebo in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

1980 - Study - The antiemetic activity of tetrahydrocanabinol versus metoclopramide.

1979 - Study - Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol as an antiemetic for patients receiving cancer chemotherapy.

1979 - Study - Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol as an antiemetic in cancer patients receiving high-dose methotrexate.

1979 - Study - Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as an antiemetic in patients treated with cancer chemotherapy.

1979 - Study - Amelioration of cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting by delta-9-THC.

1979 - Study - Superiority of nabilone over prochlorperazine as an antiemetic.

1975 - Study - Analgesic effect of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.

1975 - Study - The analgesic properties of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and codeine.

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Because cancer affects so many people, it's natural to want confirmation that cannabis can, without question, cure cancer.

Medical Cannabis:
Antioxidants, such as retinol, are important for a healthy immune system.

Since 1974 studies have shown that cannabis has anti-tumor effects. The results of the 1974 study, reported in an Aug. 18, 1974, Washington Post newspaper feature, were that cannabis's component, THC, "slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent." In 1975 an article in the Journal of the National cancer institute titled "Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids," they reported that "Lewis lung adenocarcinoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBD).

Harvard Researchers found that compounds in cannabis cut the growth of lung cancer. There is also an organization called The SETH Group that showed compounds in cannabis can stop the growth of human glioblastoma multiforma (GBM) brain cancer cells.

The SETH Group says "No chemotherapy can match this nontoxic anti-cancer action." Even last year in 2012 a pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found THC stops metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer.

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