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Br J Pharmacol. 2018 Apr 16. doi: 10.1111/bph.14331. [Epub ahead of print] Fraguas-Sánchez AI1, Martín-Sabroso C1, Torres-Suárez AI1,2. Author information Abstract In the last decades, the endocannabinoid system has attracted a great interest in medicine and cancer disease is probably one of its most promising therapeutic areas. On the one hand, endocannabinoid system expression has […]

Dronabinol oral solution in the management of anorexia and weight loss in AIDS and cancer.

Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2018 Apr 6;14:643-651. doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S126849. eCollection 2018. Badowski ME1, Yanful PK1. Author information Abstract The true incidence of anorexia secondary to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and cancer is not well classified owing to the fact that there is a lack of standardized definitions and recent clinical data in […]

Medical cannabis in the treatment of cancer pain and spastic conditions and options of drug delivery in clinical practice.

Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2018 Mar 19. doi: 10.5507/bp.2018.007. [Epub ahead of print] Landa L1,2, Jurica J1,3, Sliva J4, Pechackova M5, Demlova R1,3. Author information Abstract The use of cannabis for medical purposes has been recently legalised in many countries including the Czech Republic. As a result, there is increased […]

Medicinal Cannabis on Prescription in The Netherlands: Statistics for 2003–2016

Journal List > Cannabis Cannabinoid Res > v.3(1); 2018 > PMC5868329 Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2018; 3(1): 54–55. Published online 2018 Mar 1. doi:  10.1089/can.2017.0059 PMCID: PMC5868329 Bas de Hoop,1 Eibert R. Heerdink,2,,3 and Arno Hazekamp4,* Author information ► Copyright and License information ► Disclaimer In 2003, the Netherlands started one of the first National medicinal cannabis programs in the world, where […]

Prospective analysis of safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in large unselected population of patients with cancer.

Eur J Intern Med. 2018 Mar;49:37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2018.01.023. Bar-Lev Schleider L1, Mechoulam R2, Lederman V3, Hilou M3, Lencovsky O4, Betzalel O3, Shbiro L4, Novack V5. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Cancer is a major public health problem as the leading cause of death. Palliative treatment aimed to alleviate pain and nausea in patients with advanced disease […]

The current state and future perspectives of cannabinoids in cancer biology.

Cancer Med. 2018 Feb 23. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1312. [Epub ahead of print] Śledziński P1, Zeyland J1, Słomski R1,2, Nowak A1. Author information Abstract To date, cannabinoids have been allowed in the palliative medicine due to their analgesic and antiemetic effects, but increasing number of preclinical studies indicates their anticancer properties. Cannabinoids exhibit their action by a […]

Clinicians Support Medical Marijuana Use in Children With Cancer, But Lack Knowledge

New Online Views 708 Citations 0 24 Medical News & Perspectives February 14, 2018 Rachel Rabkin Peachman Article Information JAMA. Published online February 14, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0089   Seth Perlman/AP Images   When medical marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts 5 years ago, Emma Jones, MD, was one of the first physicians on the pediatric palliative care team at […]

Targeting the endocannabinoid system as a potential anticancer approach.

Drug Metab Rev. 2018 Feb 1:1-28. doi: 10.1080/03602532.2018.1428344. [Epub ahead of print] Schwarz R1, Ramer R1, Hinz B1. Author information Abstract The endocannabinoid system is currently under intense investigation due to the therapeutic potential of cannabinoid-based drugs as treatment options for a broad variety of diseases including cancer. Besides the canonical endocannabinoid system that includes […]

Bioactive Lipids and Chronic Inflammation: Managing the Fire Within.

Front Immunol. 2018 Jan 29;9:38. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00038. eCollection 2018. Chiurchiù V1,2, Leuti A1,2, Maccarrone M1,2. Author information Abstract Inflammation is an immune response that works as a contained fire that is pre-emptively sparked as a defensive process during infections or upon any kind of tissue insult, and that is spontaneously extinguished after elimination or termination […]

Medical Cannabis: The Oncology Nurse’s Role in Patient Education About the Effects of Marijuana on Cancer Palliation.

Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Feb 1;22(1):E1-E6. doi: 10.1188/18.CJON.E1-E6. Clark CS1. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is legal either medicinally or recreationally in 29 states and the District of Columbia, with a majority of the U.S. adult population now living in states where cannabis is legal for medicinal use. As an […]