Cancer drugs could target autoimmune diseases

Posted by on June 9, 2016 5:44 pm
Categories: health

Drugs currently being trialled in cancer patients have been used to successfully target an autoimmune condition in mice , report researchers. Their study involved giving cancer drugs to mice and inducing uveitis, an incurable autoimmune eye condition responsible for 1 in every 10 cases of visual impairment. The condition was significantly less severe in mice given the cancer drugs. Current treatment options are limited and can cause further visual problems including cataracts.

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