Prostate Cancer and Role of Cannabinoids -2012 Mar

In 2012, a review of article focus on the effects of cannabinoids in the realm of prostate cancer pathophysiology and their potential uses. Purpose of this review is to describe in detail the effects, characteristics, and possible role of cannabis and cannabinoids in prostate cancer.

BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The second cause for cancer-related death. A PubMed search was conducted for manuscripts published regardless of publication date, which contained the terms “cannabis,” “cannabinoids,” “prostate cancer,” and “cancer pain management,” giving preference to most recent publications. Articles identified were screened for their relevance to the field of prostate cancer and interest to both urologist and pain specialists.

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