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The Endocannabinoid System: A Target for Cancer Treatment

Institute of Endocrinology and Experimental Oncology, IEOS CNR, 80131 Naples, Italy
Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples “Federico II”, 80131 Naples, Italy
Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(3), 747;
Received: 14 December 2019 / Revised: 17 January 2020 / Accepted: 20 January 2020 / Published: 23 January 2020
In recent years, the endocannabinoid system has received great interest as a potential therapeutic target in numerous pathological conditions. Cannabinoids have shown an anticancer potential by modulating several pathways involved in cell growth, differentiation, migration, and angiogenesis. However, the therapeutic efficacy of cannabinoids is limited to the treatment of chemotherapy-induced symptoms or cancer pain, but their use as anticancer drugs in chemotherapeutic protocols requires further investigation. In this paper, we reviewed the role of cannabinoids in the modulation of signaling mechanisms implicated in tumor progression. View Full-Text
Keywords: Cannabinoids; metastasis; cancer stem cell; angiogenesis Cannabinoids; metastasis; cancer stem cell; angiogenesis
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Laezza, C.; Pagano, C.; Navarra, G.; Pastorino, O.; Proto, M.C.; Fiore, D.; Piscopo, C.; Gazzerro, P.; Bifulco, M. The Endocannabinoid System: A Target for Cancer Treatment. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 747.

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Laezza C, Pagano C, Navarra G, Pastorino O, Proto MC, Fiore D, Piscopo C, Gazzerro P, Bifulco M. The Endocannabinoid System: A Target for Cancer Treatment. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2020; 21(3):747.

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Laezza, Chiara, Cristina Pagano, Giovanna Navarra, Olga Pastorino, Maria C. Proto, Donatella Fiore, Chiara Piscopo, Patrizia Gazzerro, and Maurizio Bifulco. 2020. "The Endocannabinoid System: A Target for Cancer Treatment" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21, no. 3: 747.

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