The endocannabinoid system in cancer-potential therapeutic target?

  title={The endocannabinoid system in cancer-potential therapeutic target?},
  author={Jenny Flygare and Birgitta Sander},
  journal={Seminars in cancer biology},
  volume={18 3},
Endogenous arachidonic acid metabolites with properties similar to compounds of Cannabis sativa Linnaeus, the so-called endocannabinoids, have effects on various types of cancer. Although endocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids may have pro-proliferative effects, predominantly inhibitory effects on tumor growth, angiogenesis, migration and metastasis have been described. Remarkably, these effects may be selective for the cancer cells, while normal cells and tissues are spared. Such apparent… CONTINUE READING
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