Research/Discovery
Catch Up on LRA News with Lupus Research Update Vol. 1, 2022

February 17, 2022 It’s with great pride that I share a sampling of the many extraordinary accomplishments of last year in our first Lupus Research Update of 2022. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) made important gains on many fronts—thanks to tremendous friends like you. I hope you share my pride because your support continues to be the catalyst behind every LRA accomplishment. […] READ MORE

Encouraging Results with Obinutuzumab for Lupus Nephritis

February 13, 2022 The LRA is pleased to share a recently published paper reporting that the drug, obinutuzumab, showed positive results as a potential treatment for lupus nephritis in the phase 2 clinical trial NOBILITY.  A medicine designed to attach a type of blood cell called B-cells with the marker CD20 on its surface, obinutuzumab […] 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

Pivotal LRA-Funded Research Shared at Annual Rheumatology Meeting

November 15, 2021 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) supports research into causes and mechanisms of lupus, and identification of targets supporting the development of new therapies or cures for lupus patients. At this year’s meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), 17 LRA-funded researchers presented their work to share discoveries with the thousands of […] READ MORE

Promise of Additional Lupus Therapies Highlighted at ACR 2021 Annual Meeting

November 9, 2021 Results of clinical trials testing many existing and potential lupus treatments were highlighted at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting ACR Convergence 2021, November 3-9. Bringing you the most relevant news for our lupus community, following are summaries of key research presented at the meeting: New Data on Approved Lupus Treatments […] READ MORE

A “Call to Arms” for the Lupus Community

August 18, 2021 Many lupus patients are at risk for COVID-19 infection because of treatment with corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive medications and will be eligible for booster vaccination. However, there are large gaps in our understanding of who will benefit from the booster vaccines, what strategies will improve response to the vaccine and the best […] 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

Promising New Lupus Treatments Highlighted ACR Annual Meeting

Results of clinical trials testing potential lupus treatments were highlighted at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting ACR Convergence 2020. These studies include phase I trials, which test for side effects and a safe dosage; larger phase II trials, which test for effectiveness and further gauge safety; and large phase III trials, which confirm […] READ MORE

Results of Two Voclosporin Trials Presented at Key Medical Meeting

October 22, 2020 Aurinia Pharmaceuticals announced that data taken from a combined analysis of two trials, AURA-LV and AURORA underscored the potential for voclosporin to offer a tool to treat lupus nephritis. Results from 534 patients from both trials was presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2020 meeting by Dr. Brad Rovin, […] READ MORE

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