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β€œMy hope would be that we take this exceptional scientific moment and unleash all of the talent of those investigators out there who are ready to push back the frontiers and discover what causes lupus and what can we do about it.”

Dr. Francis Collins, Director National Institutes of Health

New Research!America Fact Sheet on Lupus

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Potentially the biggest health reform bill since the Affordable Care Act has passed with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives.

LFA Praises House for Advancing 21st Century Cures Legislation

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10-15% of people with lupus die prematurely due to its complications. We fund researchers like Gary who can change this.
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Each year, 11 million people rely on us for up-to-date information on living with lupus and understanding the disease and its treatments. Your support makes that possible.
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We are the only lupus organization with a dedicated commitment to pediatric research. Get your cape on for Judy!
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For the next three hours, be a lupus hero for the tens of thousands of children & teens fighting lupus and your gift will be DOUBLED. support.lupus.org/GivingTuesday
People with lupus say pain, lifestyle changes and emotional problems are the hardest part of coping with the disease.
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Lupus is one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases. It causes untold suffering every day. Become a lupus hero and let’s end this once and for all!
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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, get your cape ready and be a hero for lupus. support.lupus.org/GivingTuesday
Know when to say, β€œNo, thanks.”

Alcohol and lupus: what you need to know

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Whether you walked, volunteered, donated, or served as an advocate, we want to thank you for all that you do to make life better for those impacted by lupus. Your commitment and dedication inspire us to do our best for people living with lupus every day of the year.

Your desire to put an end to the brutal impact of this misunderstood and unpredictable disease is why we are funding...
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"The most exciting thing is the new drugs that are making it into the clinic. There are about 40 drugs in clinical development right now at different stages, and some of them are very exciting. Hopefully we'll have a new drug soon!"

Kenneth Kalunian, MD Lupus Science & Medicine Editorial Board Member
Giving Tuesday is a week from today. Last year was the biggest year ever for this global day of charitable giving. It's one day a year that gives foundations like ours a chance to reach a huge audience of new supporters.

Our theme this year is "Be a hero for lupus". At the Lupus Foundation of America, we champion the needs of people with lupus and their caregivers every day. We hope you will...
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The study's lead researcher Mimi Kim summarized the findings as follows:

"We studied the patterns of response to standard of care over one year and found that a patient’s response status at three or six months was not a very good predictor of their disease outcomes measured at later months.

The likelihood of response to standard of care was also affected by severity of disease and whether...
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LFA-Funded Study Helps Expedite Drug Development

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Each year we convene the community of lupus researchers and advocates to celebrate two scientists for outstanding contributions to the field. At the reception Sunday night, our newest Young Investigator awardee Dr. Vasileios Kyttaris made this pledge:

"In my lifetime we will understand what causes lupus. And with that knowledge we will find a cure."

Recognizing healthcare heros

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Happening this week: #ACR16 is among the world’s largest gatherings of scientists and clinicians in the area of rheumatology. Because of the support of our donors, a tremendous amount of exciting work on lupus will be included.

Much of the buzz will be around three promising new treatment compounds that are progressing through the development pipeline: atacicept, voclosporin and anifrolumab.

Lupus Foundation of America

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This week we learned that Dr. Virginia Pascual has been awarded $8.5 million dollars from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study pediatric lupus. We're glad to see funds committed to this important area that has been historically underfunded. We congratulate Dr. Pascual for her commitment to advancing our understanding of the causes of lupus, and for...
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Recognizing healthcare heros

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