Research News | 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.

Blog | Dec. 05, 2013

The Value of Your Donation

By investing in the Lupus Foundation of America, your donation, no matter the gift size, is being put to work. Read more from Donna Grogan, Vice President of Development and Fundraising.

Blog | Dec. 04, 2013

Access to Prescription Drugs is a Must

Kim Cantor, Lupus Foundation of America’s Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, discusses the Foundation’s Medicare for Patients RX (MAPRx) Coalition

Podcasts | Nov. 07, 2013

Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a Potential Therapy for Lupus

Dr. Gary Gilkeson of the Medical University of South Carolina discusses his Lupus Foundation of America funded study on the potential use of human mesenchymal stem cells as a therapy for lupus.

Blog | 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.

Research News | 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.

Research News | 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.

Research News | Oct. 28, 2013

Children Born to Mothers with Lupus Might be at Increased Risk of Autism

Although the overall risk is small, children born to mothers with lupus may have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders than children born to mothers without the disease, according to the results of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.