Cannabinoids for cancer treatment: progress and promise.


Sami Sarfaraz, Vaqar M. Adhami, Deeba N. Syed, Farrukh Afaq, Hasan Mukhtar

Published in Cancer Research

15 January 2008



Cannabinoids are a class of pharmacologic compounds that offer potential applications as antitumor drugs, based on the ability of some members of this class to limit inflammation, cell proliferation, and cell survival. In particular, emerging evidence suggests that agonists of cannabinoid receptors expressed by tumor cells may offer a novel strategy to treat cancer. Here, we review recent work that raises interest in the development and exploration of potent, nontoxic, and nonhabit forming cannabinoids for cancer therapy.


DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-07-2785



Sarfaraz S, Adhami VM, Syed DN, Afaq F, Mukhtar H. Cannabinoids for Cancer Treatment: Progress and Promise. Cancer Res. 2008;68(2):339-342. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-07-2785