New study says marijuana could treat brain cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/2/09

New study says marijuana could treat brain cancer

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Medical marijuana could have a completely new meaning as a new study suggests that pot may someday be used to treat brain cancer. 

Researchers in Spain found the active component of marijuana, called THC, caused brain cancer cells to die in both mice and human patients.  In the study, THC successfully shrank an aggressive type of brain tumor by killing brain cancer cell lines. 

This study did not involve smoking marijuana, but instead, scientists say the research could someday lead to new cancer drugs.

      

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