Cannabis class at UWI Jamaica campus today
(Jamaica Gleaner) - The latest advances in medicinal cannabis research in Jamaica and its potential use in cancer management will come under the microscope today, when a group of international scientists present at the seminar ‘Cutting Edge Advances in Cancer Therapy’ at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona campus.
Scientists with expertise in cannabis research for cancer therapy as well as the treatment of various cancers, including pancreatic and prostate, will present at the function which is slated to start at 9am. There will also be a strong focus on medicinal cannabis as a possible treatment not just for symptoms of cancer but for the disease itself.
Dr Henry Lowe, executive chairman of Bio-Tech R & D Institute, which is hosting the event in partnership with the Faculty of Medical Science, said the information to be shared will be of great interest to persons outside of the medical profession.