Another study proves the efficacy of full spectrum THC oils in treatment of breast cancer
There's a reason why we feature Project CBD in our patient resource guide. This insightful website features some of the most cutting-edge news regarding the use of cannabinoids in the medical field. So we were elated to find an article linking full spectrum THC oils with the death of cancer cells in several types of breast cancer.
Aptly titled "THC VERSUS BREAST CANCER: Comparing the antitumoral activity of single-molecule tetrahydrocannabinol and whole plant cannabis oil," the article details how researchers found a combination of plant cannabinoids and standard chemotherapy agents have produced a heightened antitumoral response that exceeded the potency of either therapy alone.
Here's an excerpt:
Thus far, however, few rigorous studies have analyzed the effects of whole plant cannabis extracts. So a team of Spanish researchers, led by Cristina Sanchez at Complutense University in Madrid, decided to compare the efficacy of pure THC isolates and THC-rich oil extracts in a series of preclinical experiments that focused on breast cancer. (The oil extracts were provided by Aunt Zelda’s, a California-based medical cannabis producer.) The researchers also investigated the effects of pure THC and an artisanal THC-rich oil formulation when each was combined with standard chemotherapy drugs.
Their findings were reported in a 2018 article - “Appraising the ‘Entourage Effect’: Antitumor action of a pure cannabinoid versus a botanical drug preparation in preclinical models of breast cancer” - which was published in the journal Biochemical Pharmacology. The phrase “entourage effect” in this context refers to the full-spectrum synergistic interplay between numerous cannabis compounds - cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids - that impart a therapeutic impact that’s greater than the sum of the plant’s individual components.