When it comes to cancer, could the key to blocking invasive cancer cells be found in marijuana?
Some researchers say yes. Medical marijuana is prescribed for cancer patients to help ease the side effects of cancer treatment, like pain and nausea.
Now researchers say cannabinoids, the active ingredient in marijuana, appear to stop tumor cells from invading other cells. They also stop a key protein involved in tumor cell invasion.
The researchers say this is a first step in the study of marijuana for the treatment of cancer.