Lupus Trials News

The best and brightest are working toward finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for lupus. Read about how the most important influencers in the lupus community are effecting lupus research, along with other issues that matter most to you.

NIH Work Co-Supported by LRA May Simplify Lupus Nephritis Monitoring

June 20, 2019 As reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), research published by the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP)...

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Cyclosporine Worked Faster than Mycophenolate Mofetil or Azathioprine for Lupus Nephritis

June 12, 2019 A study presented at EULAR showed that ongoing maintenance therapy with the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine helped lower...

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Gut Bacteria May Cause Antiphospholipid Syndrome, LRA-Funded Study Shows

June 18, 2019 A common type of bacteria living in the gut may spark a common lupus complication called antiphospholipid...

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KZR-616 Shows Promise According to Results Reported at EULAR

Kezar Life Sciences announced positive results from the MISSION Phase 1 study testing the investigational KZR-616 as a treatment for...

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Stelara® Effective Over One Year and Reduces Severe Flares

Results of two analyses from a Phase 2 study of Stelara® (ustekinumab) in lupus showed the drug’s effectiveness over one...

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Rituximab Effective for Maintenance Lupus Treatment Shows Study

June 13, 2019 A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that rituximab was helpful as a maintenance therapy for...

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VALUE Study Results Reported at EULAR

MADRID, Spain. June 13, 2019 – Results of the first clinical trial sponsored by the Lupus Research Alliance and conducted...

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Results Presented at EULAR Find Investigational Lupus Treatment NKTR-358 Safe

June 13, 2019 New results from a clinical study with healthy volunteers found the investigational compound NKTR-358 safe and well-tolerated,...

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Lupus Expert Dr. Richard Furie Addresses Clinical Trials

June 12, 2019 As reported by The Rheumatologist, Dr. Richard Furie provided his perspective on clinical trials in lupus in...

Lupus Research Alliance Pleased to Share Positive News about Potential Drug for Lupus Nephritis

NEW YORK, NY. June 11, 2019. The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to share positive topline results from a Phase...

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Lupus Research Alliance Congratulates Dr. Betty Diamond for Well-Deserved Recognition by AAI

May 20, 2019 The LRA applauds Betty Diamond, MD for being named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Association of...

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Celebrate Clinical Trials Day May 20!

May 20, 2019 It’s Clinical Trials Day when the Lupus Research Alliance recognizes all the people we support who advance...

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The Numbers Add Up to 20 Years of Extraordinary Progress

May 1, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance is honored to serve the lupus community as the global leader in lupus...

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Gene Changes Key to Successful Pregnancy in Lupus

April 29, 2019 Pregnant women with lupus are more likely to suffer complications than those who don’t. Lupus Research Alliance...

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Test Available to Address Blood Clots in Lupus

April 24, 2019 The pharmaceutical company Exagen, Inc. announced study results showing that a component of their AVISE SLE Monitor...

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Severe Mental Illness in Lupus Patients is Rare, Treatable, and Usually Short-Lived

April 18, 2019 A large international study has probed the causes of lupus-related psychosis—a serious condition marked by delusions and...

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Updates in Lupus Clinical Research from the LUPUS 2019 Meeting

April 11, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to share the results from four clinical trials presented at LUPUS...

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New Treatment Approaches Supported by LRA Were Highlighted at LUPUS 2019

April 11, 2019 The bacteria that cause urinary tract infections may trigger lupus flares, a former Alzheimer’s disease therapy has...

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LRA Funding Helps Identify Uncontrolled Blood Pressure as Particular Risk in Lupus

New results partially funded by the Lupus Research Alliance found that people with systemic lupus erythematosus have almost double the...

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Patients with Lupus Nephritis-Related Kidney Disease Are Living Longer

March 28, 2019 A new study published this March in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that deaths among patients with end-stage...

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Study Finds Mycophenolate Mofetil Comparable to Standard Treatment for Pediatric Lupus Nephritis

March 19, 2019 A new study published in Lupus showed that mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is comparable in effectiveness to the...

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Positive Early Results for BIIB059 as New Treatment Strategy

March 1, 2019 Proteins of the immune system, known as type I interferons, are responsible in part for manifestations of...

People with Lupus at Higher Risk for Bone Fractures, Study Shows

February 22, 2019 A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Arthritis & Rheumatology found that people with SLE and particularly...

Physical Fitness Associated with Health-related Quality of Life, Study Shows

February 22, 2019 Study results published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One showed that elements of physical fitness — muscle...

Study Shows Kidney Transplant Improves Lupus Nephritis Survival

A study just published in Annals of Internal Medicine showed that kidney transplantation reduced deaths due to lupus nephritis— kidney inflammation caused by lupus....

Study shows: Stress, Depression and Pain are Major Contributors to Lupus Fatigue

An observational study published in Lupus of people with lupus found that of six factors,  stress, depression and pain contributed most to...

Existing Asthma Medication Shows Effectiveness for Lupus

A small randomized Phase 1 study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that the existing asthma treatment omalizumab (Xolair) may improve lupus...

New Trial Begins to Test Investigational Cenerimod to Treat Lupus

Source: Idorsia LTD Press Release Idorsia Ltd (SIX: IDIA)  announced that the first patient has been enrolled into a multiple-dose study...

Poor Dental Care Associated with Lupus

A study just published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatologyfound that exposure to periodontal bacteria on the gums around the teeth can...

Association Between Lupus and Cancer

A new analysis published in Arthritis Research & Therapy found that SLE is associated with increased risk of 16 cancers and decreased...