Jan. 27, 2014

Study Finds Malaria Drug Combo Could Help Prevent Lupus Pregnancy Complications

Lupus Foundation of America supported study finds combination therapy that includes hydroxychloroquine may be beneficial to pregnant patients with lupus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome

Jan. 16, 2014

Congress Recognizes the Importance of Lupus Research and Programs

What a way to kick off 2014! On Monday, January 13 2014 the House and Senate appropriators unveiled the Omnibus Appropriations bill. All 12 outstanding appropriations bills are rolled into one, including the all-important Labor-HHS-Education bill that houses many of our lupus programs. Thanks to the ongoing advocacy work by the Lupus Foundation of America and our network of activists and supporters, the news for lupus could not be better.

Dec. 05, 2013

Cancer Risk May Be Higher Among Young Patients with Lupus

Children with lupus may have a higher risk for developing cancer – especially blood cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia – compared to children without lupus.

Dec. 03, 2013

Lupus Support Group Facilitator Position Opening in Virginia Beach, VA

Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter is seeking a licensed social worker to facilitate monthly support groups for people with lupus, their family, and friends. Support groups allow attendees to voice concerns, share experiences and learn coping strategies for managing a chronic disease.

Nov. 06, 2013

NEW Auction Items for the 5th Annual Purple Passion Gala to End Lupus

Take a look at some of our NEW and EXCITING auction items!

Nov. 05, 2013

Why Are Treatments That Were Developed For Malaria Now Widely Used for Lupus?

In her Expert Column, Dr. Joan T. Merrill, Medical Director, explains why antimalarial medicines are now used to treat lupus.

Oct. 30, 2013

New Research Gives Insight for Improving Future Lupus Clinical Trials

A new study that analyzed lupus treatment data from past global clinical trials suggests that when testing new drugs in combination with other background therapies, clinical trials should be designed to account for the effects that initial disease activity and background drug treatment have been shown to have on planned endpoints, like response and flare rates.

Oct. 29, 2013

Close Communications with Rheumatologist Important During Pregnancy for Women with Lupus

The outlook for positive pregnancy outcomes for women with lupus remains bright, but data obtained from a large insurance claims database highlights the need for specific education and counseling to pregnant women with lupus as well as close collaboration between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician throughout the pregnancy.