Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 19, 2014
“Preventing carcinogenesis involves cannabinoids,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, “and today’s research update shows we’re getting closer to healthier.”
Brickner, part of Publius and The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011), noted the abundant evidence showing the anticancer and antitumor effects of the cannabinoid system (CS): “Carcinogenesis is a process that turns healthy cells cancerous; cannabinoids not only kill cancer, they keep it from beginning in the first place.”
In 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and nearly 600,000 will die. To raise awareness, they focus attention on specific cancers and events throughout the year; May’s include Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention, Brain Tumor Awareness and Cancer Research Month.
The update on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, Preventing Carcinogenesis Via One’s Cannabinoid System ~ Publius’ May 2014 Cancer Research Awareness, looks at how cannabinoids prevent the inflammation that begins skin cancer, are a promising treatment for gliomas, and how CBD attenuates colon carcinogenesis via CB1 and CB2 receptor activation. The post cites established and new research from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed) and finds, for example: the role of CB2 receptors in reducing brain metastastes originating from melanoma and a literature review citing the antitumor activity of cannabinoids.
“The literature review,” noted Brickner, “makes it clear the CS is antitumor; it’s anti-proliferative as well as anti-angiogenic and anti-migratory – and those are all good things.”
“Know your CS,” Brickner offered, “it’s a part of us and part of being healthy.”
Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers (1999) and The Book of the Is (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of cannabinoids.
The Cannabis Papers is available at online retailers and for free by download.