The Webscout – Cannabinoids in oncology

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Usually you have chemotherapeutics and biologicals in mind when you are talking about oncology. Would you have thought of cannabinoids? I don’t think so but for decades, cannabinoids have been known to exert palliative effects in cancer patients including appetite stimulation and pain relief. But even more: Cannabinoids might directly inhibit cancer growth via complex mechanisms. Actually, the antiproliferative properties of cannabis compounds were first reported 30 years ago. Read more about cannabinoids in oncology in Eichele K. The Webscout: Cannabinoids in oncology. more than a palliative. Medical Writing 2012; 21(1):61-3. Full text

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