• Cure article on marijuana’s impact on HPV Head & Neck squamous cell ca

    Asked by KB2013 on Friday, January 24, 2020

    Cure article on marijuana’s impact on HPV Head & Neck squamous cell ca

    Marijuana Impacts the Progression of HPV Related Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Marijuana is often linked to fighting cancer and its effects, but in the case of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, researchers found that it may increase the progression of the disease.
    JANUARY 23, 2020
    Cannabinoids may accelerate the growth of human papilloma virus (HPV)-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to a new study published in Clinical Cancer Research. Researchers identified that the molecular mechanism of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient that causes people to feel the euphoric “high” associated with marijuana use, activates the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) pathway, which allows cancer cells to grow uncontrollably.

    “I think it may change how we counsel patients, quite frankly,” said Dr. Joseph A. Califano III, in an interview with CURE® on the impact of this study for patients with HPV-related head and neck squamous cell

    2 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I saw that article a couple of days ago. There is a lot of blowback of course from the pro-weed groups. I'm sure real studies need to be done. As for me, my cancer is doing just fine progressing without any help, I don't want to give it anymore.

      about 1 month ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar

      Marijuana "Cures" everything Folks including every form of Cancer, Geez, where have I been?...lol

      about 1 month ago

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