Prospective analysis of safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in large unselected population of patients with cancer.

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European journal of internal medicine, ISSN: 1879-0828, Vol: 49, Page: 37-43

Publication Year:
2018
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29482741
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10.1016/j.ejim.2018.01.023
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Bar-Lev Schleider, Lihi; Mechoulam, Raphael; Lederman, Violeta; Hilou, Mario; Lencovsky, Ori; Betzalel, Oded; Shbiro, Liat; Novack, Victor
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Elsevier BV
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Cancer is a major public health problem as the leading cause of death. Palliative treatment aimed to alleviate pain and nausea in patients with advanced disease is a cornerstone of oncology. In 2007, the Israeli Ministry of Health began providing approvals for medical cannabis for the palliation of cancer symptoms. The aim of this study is to characterize the epidemiology of cancer patients receiving medical cannabis treatment and describe the safety and efficacy of this therapy.