Tilray® Supports New Clinical Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in Disorders Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment
First-of-its-kind trial will test the efficacy of cannabis as a treatment for taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy, which affects 67 percent of women undergoing breast cancer treatment
“We’re excited to support this groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind trial seeking to find a new treatment option for TIPN,” says
According to Dr. Haney, “There is a critical need for randomized controlled clinical studies to test the efficacy of cannabis in patients. There is exciting preclinical evidence showing that THC and CBD significantly reduce TIPN, and our study will be the first to test this in a well powered clinical trial.”
TIPN affects more than 67 percent of women undergoing breast cancer treatment. As a result of TIPN, some patients must shorten their course of treatment and are unable to reap the full benefits of chemotherapy. Although currently there is a lack of effective treatment for TIPN, studies assessing the use of medical cannabis to treat paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain in mice have demonstrated positive results.
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