Cannabinoids and cancer: pros and cons of an antitumour strategy.

  title={Cannabinoids and cancer: pros and cons of an antitumour strategy.},
  author={Maurizio Bifulco and Chiara Laezza and Simona Pisanti and Patrizia Gazzerro},
  journal={British journal of pharmacology},
  volume={148 2},
In the last two decades, research has dramatically increased the knowledge of cannabinoids biology and pharmacology. In mammals, compounds with properties similar to active components of Cannabis sativa, the so called 'endocannabinoids', have been shown to modulate key cell-signalling pathways involved in cancer cell growth, invasion and metastasis. To date, cannabinoids have been licensed for clinical use as palliative treatment of chemotherapy, but increased evidences showed direct… CONTINUE READING
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