From: "Lifevine" <Lifevine@Hemp.net>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 5:39 PM
Subject: [mmjlist] MMJ for Brain Cancer
> Cannabinoids Offer Novel Option For Brain Cancer Treatment, Study Says
> Busto Arsivo, Italy: Cannabinoids possess anti-tumor activity in
> glioblastoma cell lines and may offer a new therapeutic option for the
> treatment of brain cancer, according to a review published in the January
> issue of the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics.
> Investigators at the University of Insurbia, Center of Neurosciene, wrote:
> "[C]annabinoids have been shown to exert antiproliferative effects on a
> wide spectrum of cells in culture. Of interest, cannabinoids have
> displayed a great potency in reducing glioma tumor growth either in vitro
> or in animal experimental models. … Moreover, cannabinoids appear to be
> selective antitumoral agents as they kill glioma cells without affecting
> the viability of nontransformed counterparts."
> In 2006, investigators at Complutense University in Spain reported that
> the intracranial administration of THC decreased recurrent GBM tumor
> growth in humans.
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