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Penn State research shows medical marijuana may stop cancer cell growth

Penn State research shows medical marijuana may stop cancer cell growth

Michelle Drapac |

WHTM in Harrisburg is reporting that new research from Penn State College of Medicine shows medical marijuana may stop the growth of colon cancer cells.

According to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the U.S. The research looks to change the outcome for patients.

“Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer in the United States and it’s also the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.,” said Wesley Raup-Konsavage, the research project manager.

The researchers looked at synthetic derivatives of the compounds found in medical marijuana and how they interacted with cancer cells in test tubes.

Penn State research shows medical marijuana may stop cancer cell growth

Penn State research shows medical marijuana may stop cancer cell growth






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