Australian researchers are starting a clinical trial to determine if cannabis kills brain cancer cells in live patients as well as it has done in the labs.
The chosen patients will remain on standard treatment as well as taking the high THC in oral form for 3 months.
While the tumors are difficult to treat it is hoped that the treatment will slow the growth along with killing the cells.
Neurosurgeon Michael Sughrue who is a key investigator was sceptical of cannabis until he saw results of a friend self treating. While the glioma’s contain 100 different cancer cells Dr Sughrue knows that the drugs work on some, but not all of them. Patients are lining up to be in the trial, run by Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Lead researcher Janet Schloss says, “I deal with people suffering with cancer on a regular basis, and I see the loss of hope. This trial means the world – not just for me, but for patients,”
Source – News.co.au
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