Dr.Guillermo Velasco

University professor, cancer researcher & molecular biologist

LECTURE: Cannabinoids as anticancer agents.

A large body of evidence shows that cannabinoids, in addition to their well-known palliative effectson some cancer-associated symptoms, can reduce tumour growth in animal models of cancer and specifically of gliomas. The mechanism of cannabinoid anticancer action relies, at least largely, on the ability of these agents to stimulate autophagy-mediated cancer cell death. Moreover, the combined administration of cannabinoids and temozolomide produces a strong anticancer effect. In this presentation, Dr. Velasco will discuss these issues and other possible future studies that may help to clarify the usefullnes of cannabinoids in cancer treatments.

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