Asthma Sufferers Could be Helped by Cancer Drug

9 December 2009 (Last Updated December 9th, 2009 18:30)

A cancer drug could also help patients with asthma, according to new research from experts at Edinburgh University, Scotland. Researchers said the drug R-Roscovitine helps kill certain immune cells that can exacerbate symptoms associated with asthma, according to the BBC. The

A cancer drug could also help patients with asthma, according to new research from experts at Edinburgh University, Scotland.

Researchers said the drug R-Roscovitine helps kill certain immune cells that can exacerbate symptoms associated with asthma, according to the BBC.

The drug's effect on eosinophils immune cells was studied and it was found it may help treat patients who show resistance to steroids.