Researchers at Southern Illinois University (SIU) may be on the way to determining how cannabis can help cure ovarian cancer, reported the Daily Egyptian, the student-run news organization for the SIU community.
Conducted by the Cannabis Science Center, the research was led by Dr. Dale "Buck" Buchanan, a researcher and professor of physiology at SIU, whose effort is directed mainly toward prevention of the disease.
"The vast majority of ovarian cancer research is focused toward extending what we call 'progression-free survival,'" he said. "So it seems misguided to me that the focus of the research is on this incremental increase in life, […] so we're really interested in prevention."
What Is Ovarian Cancer?
Sadly, ovarian cancer remains the most common cause of cancer death from gynecologic tumors in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Buchanan explained that as a result of the process of ovulation, scar tissue that develops after the egg erupts through the surface of the ovary can go awry, resulting in the development of cancerous tissue.
Do Omega-3 Acids Help With Cancer?
His research proved that Omega-three acids created when flaxseed was introduced into a diet, can prevent the development of ovarian cancer and also minimize its severity. By reducing …