Active Ingredient in Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells

21 04 2012

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

April 2

WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) — New research out of Spain suggests that THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — appears to prompt the death of brain cancer cells.

The finding is based on work with mice designed to carry human cancer tumors, as well as from an analysis of THC’s impact on tumor cells extracted from two patients coping with a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.

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