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Lupus Research Alliance Welcomes Self-Injectable Form of Belimumab

The Lupus Research Alliance congratulates GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the approval of belimumab (Benlysta®) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a self-injectable (subcutaneous) formulation for people with systemic lupus erythematosus being treated with standard therapy. Belimumab is currently approved as a one-hour intravenous infusion given once every four weeks by a healthcare professional in […] READ MORE

Large Multi-ethnic Study Identifies Many New Genetic Markers for Lupus

Scientists from an international consortium have identified a large number of new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus. The study is published in the July 17 issue of the journal Nature Communications and was led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, King’s College of London and Genentech Inc. Autoimmune diseases […] READ MORE

Congressional Appropriations Bill Advances Lupus Research and Care

May 2, 2017. NEW YORK, NY. A bipartisan spending bill for Fiscal 2017 that includes key provisions the Lupus Research Alliance and lupus advocates across the country have fought for is well on its way to becoming law this week. H.R. 244 has been introduced in the House of Representatives for a vote later this week […] READ MORE

2017 Lupus Handbag Luncheon Supports Science With Style

NEW YORK, NY – April 4, 2017. Nearly 300 prominent women and men from New York’s fashion, society, entertainment, publishing, philanthropic and lupus communities came together today to raise funds for lupus research. The 8th annual Lupus Handbag Luncheon & Silent Auction was the first hosted by the Lupus Research Alliance, formed by the recent merger […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Inaugural Gala Honors Founding Board & Pfizer Inc

NEW YORK, NY – The newly merged Lupus Research Alliance celebrated its debut at the Inaugural Gala, uniting the three world leaders in lupus research as the driving force for better treatments and a cure. In just one night, the country’s largest lupus fundraising event raised over $2.5 million – with every dollar going directly to support lupus […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Launches Clinical Trial Network

NEW YORK, NY — The Lupus Research Alliance launched a bold initiative, the Lupus Clinical Investigators Network (LuCIN) to accelerate the identification and development of new therapies to treat lupus. Comprised of leading lupus experts at 58 academic research centers throughout North America, LuCIN provides a coordinated framework to test potential new treatments quickly and cost-effectively while upholding the highest […] READ MORE

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