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Abstract Title:

Cannabinoids for cancer treatment: progress and promise.

Abstract Source:

Cancer Res. 2008 Jan 15 ;68(2):339-42. PMID: 18199524

Abstract Author(s):

Sami Sarfaraz, Vaqar M Adhami, Deeba N Syed, Farrukh Afaq, Hasan Mukhtar

Article Affiliation:

Sami Sarfaraz


Cannabinoids are a class of pharmacologic compounds that offer potential applications as antitumor drugs, based on the ability of some members of this class to limit inflammation, cell proliferation, and cell survival. In particular, emerging evidence suggests that agonists of cannabinoid receptors expressed by tumor cells may offer a novel strategy to treat cancer. Here, we review recent work that raises interest in the development and exploration of potent, nontoxic, and nonhabit forming cannabinoids for cancer therapy.

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