Potential cancer drug can help asthma patientsR-roscovitine, a drug that is presently being tested for cancer, may prove for treating asthma as well, according to a research.

The drug can prove effective for killing certain immune cells capable of exacerbating symptoms associated with asthma, as per scientists at the University of Edinburgh.

The finding is expected to offer an alternative way for treating asthma in patients who show resistance to steroids that are commonly used and prescribed in asthma treatments.