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The Lupus Research Alliance is transforming the lives of people affected by lupus through the power of science, advocating for key legislative issues, sharing knowledge and advancing clinical trials as well as raising awareness and funds for lupus research. It’s our inaugural Lupus Awareness Month as a newly merged organization, and we’re excited to share how we are breaking through for you – our worldwide lupus community! Please click below for more information.
Transforming Lives
The Lupus Research Alliance is transforming the lives of people affected by lupus through the power of science, advocating for key legislative issues, advancing clinical trials, and sharing knowledge as well as raising awareness and research dollars. It’s our inaugural Lupus Awareness Month, and we’re excited to share how we are breaking through for you – our worldwide lupus community!

Triumphs
Our patients and physicians inspire us all with how they are "breaking through" to overcome the many challenges of lupus.

Ask the Doctor
NYC rheumatologist with a particular expertise in treating people with lupus, Dr. Alana Levine, answers the most common questions she encounters every day from people with lupus. Keep an eye out for more Ask the Doctor videos!

The Lupus Research Alliance exists to free the world of lupus through the power of science. Learn about our current studies and the breakthrough discoveries from this year alone!

Read about real progress for people with lupus worldwide reported by Lupus Research Alliance scientists at the international Lupus 2017 conference!


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Clinical studies are essential to delivering safer and more effective treatments to people with lupus. The Lupus Research Alliance takes a leadership role in driving clinical research.

The Lupus Research Alliance is the only voluntary lupus health organization to organize and fund a clinical trials network to conduct multi-center lupus clinical studies through its Lupus Clinical Investigators Network (LuCIN). A milestone to celebrate this month, the first two clinical trials conducted by LuCIN will launch at sites throughout North America.

Also advancing clinical research, the Lupus Research Alliance is a national sponsor of a free program, AWARE for All, to educate and empower the public to consider clinical trial participation.

In addition, Lupus Research Alliance sponsors the only website dedicated to lupus clinical research – LupusTrials.org. There you can search for trials in your neighborhood and learn about the latest news about lupus research.

This Lupus Awareness Month the Lupus Research Alliances announces that it will conduct its first clinical trial scheduled to begin at the end of May 2017. This non-interventional clinical study called VALUE (VAlidation in LUpus of an Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes Tool) will test a custom smartphone app enabling lupus patients to report symptoms such as pain and fatigue in real time potentially opening the door to more precise treatment. This study will be implemented in collaboration with Pfizer, the global biopharmaceutical company. Click below to view Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, Pfizer Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer discuss the collaborative study.

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Advocacy
The Lupus Research Alliance partners with advocates across the country to urge Congress to act on issues that impact people with lupus. Visit the Legislative Action Center to raise your voice about the urgent need for safe and reliable healthcare and increased funding for lupus research.

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Join in to help spark greater awareness for this under-recognized disease and raise the necessary funds to support the most innovative research in lupus worldwide.

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