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Lupus Research Update: 2010 Volume 3

Volume 3, 2010 - Online Edition | In This Issue

A Major Advance in Use of Steroids >
Faces of Lupus: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS >
The Role of Vitamin D in Lupus >
Registries Help Guide Lupus Research and Treatment >
Milestones in an Illustrious 10-Year History >
Lupus News Corner >

Milestones in an Illustrious 10-Year History

In its relatively short history, the ALR has grown from a fledgling organization to become the world’s largest private funder of lupus research. And in this 10-year process, the ALR has foreverchanged the very landscape of lupus scientific inquiry.

As we close our first decade, we reflect on the progress that has been made — never losing sight of a future cure:

  • The ALR has provided more research funds than any nongovernmental agency in the world — committing more than $60 million to date.
  • We’ve sparked strong interest among leading researchers, so that more of them work and collaborate on this disease today than ever before.
  • With ALR funding, scientists have uncovered several of the genes responsible for lupus. Now, researchers everywhere have a roadmap for targeting these specific genes.
  • For the first time in decades, promising drugs are in the pipeline. A number of the studies that have lead to these new treatments received ALR funding.
  • As a direct result of our advocacy efforts, the Department of Defense has committed more than $8 million to lupus research.
  • Our signature walkathon, Walk With Us To Cure Lupus, has raised millions of dollars for research, while raising awareness of lupus throughout the country.

1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

172 million

dollars committed to lupus research by the Lupus Research Alliance.

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