Marijuana Chemical Cannabidiol Halts Spread of Breast Cancer Tumors by dquixote1217 ..... News Forum
Date: 6/2/2008 6:33:38 PM ( 13 years ago ago)
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Marijuana Chemical Cannabidiol Halts Spread of Breast Cancer Tumors
(NaturalNews) A non-psychoactive chemical that occurs naturally in the marijuana plant may prevent breast cancer from spreading, according to a study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.
Researchers found that a chemical called cannabidiol (CBD) affects the activity of a gene known as Id-1 in patients with hormone-independent breast cancer. In embryos, Id-1 is responsible for helping cells grow and spread, but is supposed to remain inactive in adults. In human adults, it is found only in metastatic cancer cells, or cancer cells that are spreading throughout the body.
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