Liver Cancer

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and treatment options are very limited. 56 Research conducted at China’s Guangzhou Medical University suggests that cannabis has the ability to inhibit the growth and spreading of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) cells. 57 A study published by the National Institute of Health found that THC and JWH-015 (a cannabinoid receptor) has the ability to decrease the viability of HCC cells. 58

56 Xu, D., Wang, J., Zhou, Z., He, Z., & Zhao, Q. (2015). Cannabinoid WIN55,212-2 induces cell cycle arrest and inhibits the proliferation and migration of human hepatocellular carcinoma BEL7402 cells. Mol Med Rep, 12(6), 7963-70. doi:10.3892/mmr.2015.4477
57 Xu, D., Wang, J., Zhou, Z., He, Z., & Zhao, Q. (2015). Cannabinoid WIN55,212-2 induces cell cycle arrest and inhibits the proliferation and migration of human hepatocellular carcinoma BEL7402 cells. Mol Med Rep, 12(6), 7963-70. doi:10.3892/mmr.2015.4477
58 Vara, D., Salazar, M., Olea-Herrero, N., Guzman, M., Velasco, G., & Diaz-Laviada, I. (2011). Anti-tumoral action of cannabinoids on hepatocellular carcinoma: role of AMPK-dependent activation of autophagy. Cell Death Differ., 18(7), 1099-1111. doi:10.1038/cdd.2011.32

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