Medical marijuana in pediatric oncology: A review of the evidence and implications for practice

Title

Medical marijuana in pediatric oncology: A review of the evidence and implications for practice

Creator

Ananth P; Reed-Weston A; Wolfe J

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Blood And Cancer

Date

2017

Subject

Medical Marijuana; Pediatric Oncology; Supportive Care

Description

Medical marijuana (MM) has become increasingly legal at the state level and accessible to children with serious illness. Pediatric patients with cancer may be particularly receptive to MM, given purported benefits in managing cancer-related symptoms. In this review, we examine the evidence for MM as a supportive care agent in pediatric oncology. We describe the current legal status of MM, mechanism of action, common formulations, and potential benefits versus risks for pediatric oncology patients. We offer suggestions for how providers might approach MM requests. Throughout, we comment on avenues for future investigation on this growing trend in supportive care.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2017 List

Collection

Citation

Ananth P; Reed-Weston A; Wolfe J, “Medical marijuana in pediatric oncology: A review of the evidence and implications for practice,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 19, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11168.

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