The National Cancer Institute (NCI), recently awarded $3.2 million to researchers studying the effects of medical marijuana in breast cancer treatment.

The University of Florida Health Center reported that scientists hypothesize that medical marijuana could improve treatment-related symptoms and clinical outcomes in some patients by targeting and modulating the inflammasome/inflammatory pathway.

The news comes on the heels of another NCI grant of $3.2 million to a psychologist at the University at Buffalo who is studying the effects of cannabis use in cancer patients who are receiving immunotherapy treatment, which helps your immune system fight cancer, resulting in fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

With a five-year U01 award, a team of researchers from the UF Health Cancer Center and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will study medical cannabis effects in breast cancer patients. Dr. Jennifer Hu, professor and division director in the Department of Public Health Science at the University of Miami School of Medicine leads a 12-member team.

Cannabis And Cancer

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