Marijuana freeze cancer cells and prevents them from spreading

Marijuana freeze cancer cells and prevents them from spreading

Marijuana freeze cancer cells and prevents them from spreading

A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.

Marijuana freeze cancer cells and prevents them from spreading . A chemical found in marijuana, called cannabidiol, it freeze cancer cells and prevents from spreading ,reported by researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Canabidiol stops cancer by turning off a gene called (Id-1) ,Cancer cells make more copies o this gene than non-cancer cell, and it helps them spread through out the body.

The researchers studied breast cancer cells in the lab that had high expression level of (Id-1) and treated them with canabidiol. After treatment the cells had decreased Id-1 expresion and were less aggressive spreaders.

Marijuana freeze cancer cells and prevents them from spreading

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Pierre Desprez is a molecular biologist (one of the scientists behind this discovery) he spent decades studying (ID-1), the gene that cause cancer to spread in our body.
Pierre Desprez said – “It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but now we are very excited. We want to get started with trials as soon as possible.”

“We started by researching breast cancer,” said Desprez. “But now we’ve found that Cannabidiol works with many kinds of aggressive cancers–brain, prostate–any kind in which these high levels of ID-1 are present.”

Desprez hopes that clinical trials will begin immediately.

“We’ve found no toxicity in the animals we’ve tested, and Cannabidiol is already used in humans for a variety of other ailments,” he said. Indeed, the compound is used to relieve anxiety and nausea, and, since it is non-psychoactive, does not cause the “high” associated with THC.

Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers

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While marijuana advocates will surely praise the discovery, Desprez explained that it’s not so easy as just lighting up.

“We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills,” he said. “But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking.”

Furthermore, the team has started synthesizing the compound in the lab instead of using the plant in an effort to make it more potent.

“It’s a common practice,” explained Desprez. “But hopefully it will also keep us clear of any obstacles while seeking approval.”

McAllister and pierre Desprez first published on paper about the finding of this chemical in Marijuana in 2007. Since then, their team has found that it works both in the lab and in animals. And now, they’ve found even more good news.

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