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Cannabis & Cancer Research

While many would find it hard to believe that cannabis could be an effective treatment for cancer, there is an amazing body of science and research into how plant-based cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) may actually work to kill cancer cells, as well as alleviate many of the debilitating symptoms of cancer treatment. Presented in the links below are peer reviewed medical and scientific articles published in esteemed unbiased science journals throughout the world.

Also, be sure to check out the National Cancer Institutes Page on Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer at: 

Bone Cancer     Breast Cancer     Colon & Colorectal Cancer     Glioma Tumors and Brain Cancer     Leukemia   

Lung Cancer     Lymphoma     Ovarian Cancer    Pancreatic Cancer    Prostate Cancer     Skin Cancer (Melaloma)   

Patents covering cannabis for the treatment of cancer

Cancer Statistics

In 2018 more than 1.6 million new cancer cases were reported throughout the world. More than 600,000 cancer sufferers passed away.

  • Every month there will be 140,000+ new cases, and more than 50,000 deaths.

  • Every day there will be 4,000+ new cases, and more than 1600+ deaths.

  • Every minute there will be 3+ new cases, and at least 1 death.

  • This does indeed account for modern medical treatments and the current economic state of the world.

(source: The American Cancer Society,

  • The number of new cases of cancer (cancer incidence) is 454.8 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2008-2012 cases). The number of cancer deaths (cancer mortality) is 171.2 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2008-2012 deaths).

    • Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data). 

    • In 2012 there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. 

    • The number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades. 

    • National expenditures for cancer care in the United States totaled nearly $125 billion in 2010 and could reach $156 billion in 2020.

(source: The National Cancer Institute,

Disclaimer: Our research library is not a substitute for professional medical advice. While the papers, studies and patents presented here are educationally eye-opening, please consult with your primary healthcare physician if you are considering trying cannabis for your condition. Feel free to share this information with him or her, but always seek out multiple educated and informed opinions when it comes to your health.  

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