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Category: Research and Discovery

Summary Highlights of Important Research Presented at ACR Convergence 2023

November, 2023 At the recent ACR Convergence 2023, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, important lupus clinical trial data and breakthrough foundational research were presented. Following are highlights of work funded by the Lupus Research Alliance or supported in partnership with industry through our clinical affiliate Lupus Therapeutics. CAR-T Cell Therapy is […] Read More

Patient Involvement: The Next Critical Step

October, 2018 Certainly, advocacy is absolutely necessary to generate funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal organizations, as well as for groups that support and conduct lupus research. But patient involvement is also critical to opening pathways to discovery. “Just helping to raise money isn’t enough,” said Diane Gross, National Director of […] Read More

2017 Lupus Insight Prize Winner

2017 Lupus Insight Prize Winner Shares Her Insights About Childhood Lupus Dec. 20, 2017.  In piecing together the many complex and varied parts of the lupus puzzle, Virginia Pascual, MD — this year’s winner of the Lupus Insight Prize — looks to her own patients for answers. As a clinician and a scientist, Dr. Pascual’s […] Read More

EULAR Presentation Showed Upadacitinib Improved Lupus Disease Activity

May 31, 2023 We are pleased to share encouraging news from EULAR, the annual meeting of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology of Phase 2 data presented showing that upadacitinib improved SLE disease activity and time to first flare while lowering the need for steroids. Side effects were consistent with the known safety profile.  Discovered and […] Read More

Helping Overcome Lupus Effects on Mental Health

Updated March 11, 2022 Neuropsychiatric lupus affects 80-90% of people with lupus. In a video series hosted by the Young Leaders Board of the Lupus Research Alliance, Dr. Meggan Mackay explains How to know if you have neuropsychiatric lupus and offers ways to improve cognitive health.  Dr. Mackay also describes a clinical trial she is […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Launches Two Major Initiatives to Increase Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in Lupus Clinical Trials and Research

January 27, 2022 NEW YORK, NY. January 27 — The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) and its clinical affiliate Lupus Therapeutics (LT) announced two major initiatives to address underrepresentation of minorities in clinical trials and in the scientific research profession: Project CHANGE by LT and the Diversity in Lupus Research Program. The organization has tackled these […] Read More
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