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Briefing: Cannabis compounds fight prostate cancer - health - 19 August 2009 - New Scie... - 2 views

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    "Compounds similar to those found in cannabis have been shown to stop prostate cancer cells from multiplying. Two cannabinoid compounds, JWH-015 and MET, stopped prostate tumour growth in human prostate cells in Petri dishes and also in mice with the disease. They halted the cell-division cycle and killed the cancer cells, and had the greatest effect on aggressive prostate cancer cell types, which do not respond to hormone treatments.

    Some 192,000 men in the US alone are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and researchers Inés Díaz-Laviada Marturet at the University of Alcalá, Spain, and her colleagues say the results could offer hope to those affected. But before you go looking for a dealer, New Scientist answers a few questions"
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Are sunlight deprivation and influenza epidemics associated with the onset of acute leu... - 0 views

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    Are sunlight deprivation and influenza epidemics associated with the onset of acute leukemia?
    Timonen T, Näyhä S, Koskela T, Pukkala E.
    Haematologica. 2007 Nov;92(11):1553-6.
    PMID: 18024404
    doi:10.3324/haematol.10799

    Month of diagnosis of 7,423 cases of acute leukemia (AL) in Finland during 1964-2003 were linked with data on influenza and solar radiation. Acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) showed the highest risk in the dark season. During the light season, the incidence decreased by 58% (95% confidence interval, 16-79%) per 1,000 kJ/m2/d increase of solar radiation. Independent of solar radiation, AML increased by 9% (95% confidence interval, 0-19%) during influenza epidemics. Reoccurring at the same time annually, darkness-related vitamin D deficiency and influenza could cause successive and co-operative mutations leading to AL with a short latency.
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Cannabis destroys cancer cells... reveals research at Barts and The London, Queen Mary'... - 0 views

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    Researchers investigating the role of cannabis in cancer therapy reveal it has the potential to destroy leukaemia cells, in a paper published in the March 2006 edition of Letters in Drug Design & Discovery.  Led by Dr Wai Man Liu, at Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, the team has followed up on their findings of 2005 which showed that the main active ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has the potential to be used effectively against some forms of cancer.  Dr Liu has since moved to the Institute of Cancer in Sutton where he continues his work into investigating the potential therapeutic benefit of new anti-cancer agents.
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Vitamin C Antagonizes the Cytotoxic Effects of Antineoplastic Drugs - 0 views

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    Vitamin C antagonizes the cytotoxic effects of antineoplastic drugs.\nHeaney ML, Gardner JR, Karasavvas N, Golde DW, Scheinberg DA, Smith EA, O'Connor OA.\nCancer Res. 2008 Oct 1;68(19):8031-8.\nPMID: 18829561
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