NICM Health Research Institute (NICM HRI) presents Dr Janet Schloss, Clinical Research Fellow and Lecturer at Southern Cross University's National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine and Adjunct Fellow at NICM HRI.
Join guest webinar speaker Dr Janet Schloss as she discusses a randomised clinical trial investigating cannabis tolerability by patients with brain tumours.
Dr Janet Schloss is an accomplished researcher with extensive experience in coordinating clinical trials. In addition to her academic career, Dr Schloss is also a practicing clinical nutritionist and naturopath with over 20 years’ experience. Following the completion of her doctorate in 2015, she has focused her research on supporting people who have cancer through studying the use of complementary medicines to assist side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In addition, Dr Schloss has now worked extensively conducting trials with medicinal cannabis.
A randomised clinical trial was conducted on patients with glioblastoma or astrocytoma grade three recurrent, the most aggressive brain tumours in adults. The trial investigated the tolerability of two ratios of cannabis administered to patients for 12-weeks. An MRI was conducted at baseline and 12-weeks with bloods taken at baseline, week 4, 8 and 12. Safety data as well as pharmacokinetics were conducted on these blood samples. Patients were also followed up for two years post trial for survival and continuation of taking cannabis in this period. The results of the trial, PK and follow up will presented.
Keywords: GBM, cannabis, brain cancer, survival rate, high grade gliomas
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WHEN: Tuesday 13 December 2022
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