Cannabis extracts combined with radiotherapy can ‘dramatically slow’ growth of brain cancer, study claims

According to new research, two cannabis components can have a significant effect on the size of cancerous brain tumours, especially when combined with radiotherapy. The study says the growths can virtually “disappear.”

The research was carried out by specialists at St Georges, University of London and published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal.

The Independent reports: This type of cancer is notoriously difficult to treat and has a particularly poor prognosis. The rate of survival for patients five years after diagnosis is just 10 per cent.