Masitinib could decreased the rate of severe asthma exacerbations among patients who experienced little to no relief with oral corticosteroids (OCS), according to a new study.

These findings will be presented this week at an American Thoracic Society (ATS 2020) symposium as a late breaking clinical trial.

The AB07015 study, led by Pascal Chanez, MD, PhD, Professor of Respiratory Diseases, Aix-Marseille University, France, was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial that evaluated the efficacy of 6 mg/kg/day of masitinib treatment for severe persistent asthma.

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