nci-cannabisresearch (Overview)


The National Cancer Institute Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Cancer Research Symposium took place virtually on December 15-18, 2020.

Watch videos of all the Symposium sessions

This workshop highlighted the state of the science in cannabis, its chemical constituents (e.g., cannabinoids) and cancer research, including cancer epidemiology, use in cancer patients, cancer biology and prevention, pre-clinical and clinical cancer symptom and treatment side-effect management, as well as the use of cannabis and cannabinoids as cancer therapeutics. The workshop also addressed current barriers to research and strategies to navigate these hurdles to ensure feasibility of rigorous studies designed to address gaps in knowledge as well as potential research opportunities in the area of cannabis cancer-related research. 

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