Who We Are

People with lupus.
Investigators.
Rheumatologists and other physicians.
Advocates.
Public health officials.
Families.
Nurses.
Drug developers.
The Lupus Research Institute.
Lupus foundations nationwide.

Together, we can aim to change how sick lupus makes you. Let's try.

"There's little question that the outlook for lupus patients is terrific. But patients have to get involved. They have to do their part. So get involved. Ask your doctor what is happening in the development process for new therapies."

–Richard Furie, MD

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About Us

About Lupus Together for Clinical Trials Today

More than 1.5 million Americans and millions more worldwide suffer from lupus—a disease for which there is no known cause, few medicines, and no cure.

Finally now, after decades of little action, things are happening. The community is seeing unprecedented interest from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that translates into dozens of companies interested in lupus and even more trials for lupus patients. As few as seven or eight years ago, there were just two to three trials in progress. Today there are 12 to 15.

In recent years, more and more pharmaceutical and biotech companies have developed new lupus treatments and are conducting clinical trials. That’s why it is important to be informed about the clinical trial process and carefully weigh the pros and cons of participating in one.

Finding a safe and effective medicine for lupus is our best hope for stopping the destruction of this disease.

What is the goal of this program?

To get as many people enrolled in clinical trials for lupus as possible, so that the lupus community can finally get some answers on prevention, treatments, and a cure.

Who are we trying to reach?

All people with lupus in America, including women, children, and men.

Who is sponsoring the Initiative?

The Lupus Research Institute and its National Coalition of supportive organizations nationwide.

National Coalition

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) works with patient groups across the country through its National Coalition of members and partners. Each of these independent organizations backs the research efforts of the LRI and also provides social services and educational programs for people with lupus in the local area.

If you are looking for a clinical trial in your area, ask your doctor and/or search for one with the tools provided on the Find a Clinical Trial page.

If you are looking for help with lupus in your area, such as a support group or names of lupus doctors in your area, visit the website of your LRI National Coalition affiliate, listed below.

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
(New York)
Lupus Alliance of America
Lupus Alliance of America
Lupus Alliance of America Upstate New York Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America
Upstate New York Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America, New York Southern Tier Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America
New York Southern Tier Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America, Hudson Valley Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America
Hudson Valley Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America Long Island/Queens Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America
Long Island/Queens Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America, Michigan/Indiana Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America
Michigan/Indiana Affiliate
Lupus Alliance of America, Lupus Foundation of South Jersey
Lupus Alliance of America
Lupus Foundation of South Jersey
Lupus Foundation of Colorado
Lupus Foundation of Colorado
Lupus Foundation of Florida
Lupus Foundation of Genesee Valley NY, Inc.
Lupus Foundation of Genesee Valley NY, Inc.
Lupus Foundation
Lupus Foundation of Mid and Northern New York, Inc.
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
Lupus Foundation of New England
Lupus Foundation of New England
Lupus Foundation of Northern California
Lupus Foundation of Northern California
Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania
Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania
Lupus Foundation of Southern California
Lupus Foundation of Southern California
Lupus LA
Lupus LA
Lupus Mid-Atlantic
Lupus Mid-Atlantic
Lupus Research Institute Chicago
Lupus Research Institute Chicago
Lupus Support Network
Lupus Support Network
Lupus Clinical Trials