News & Stories

Podcasts | Nov. 11, 2015

Anifrolumab Shows Positive Results in Lupus during Phase II Clinical Study

Anifrolumab significantly reduced disease activity as measured by several SLE composite endpoints and improved symptoms of lupus.

Podcasts | Sep. 17, 2015

Safety and Efficacy of hCDR1 (Edratide) in Patients with Active Lupus

A new analysis of data from a phase II clinical study of Edratide support the need for additional longer term studies in lupus.

General News | Jul. 28, 2015

Statement on the Results of Epratuzumab Study for the Treatment of Lupus

Results from a study of epratuzumab were released today. It did not meet its primary endpoint of clinically reducing the severity of lupus in people with mild to moderate disease. The following is a statement from Sandra C. Raymond, President and CEO

General News | Jul. 15, 2015

Lupus Foundation of America’s Collaboration in PARTNERS Seeks to Improve Pediatric Research and Care

Learn more about PARTNERS (Patients, Advocates and Rheumatology Teams Network for Research and Service), a new initiative.

Research News | Feb. 03, 2015

Symposium Sheds Light on Clinical Trials

At a scientific symposium in San Francisco last month, some of the country’s foremost experts on lupus shared their insights about the current state of lupus clinical trial design. Read more.

Podcasts | Nov. 13, 2013

Biomarkers of Lupus Disease: Eliminating the Perplexities of Lupus Treatment Trials

Lupus Foundation of America medical director Dr. Joan Merrill discusses a recently completed a study that may help to improve the design for future lupus clinical trials and secure approval of new safe and more tolerable treatments for 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.


Events

May. 20, 2016 12:00 am—May. 21, 2016 12:00 am

Put On Purple 2016

On May 20th, Put on Purple™ to show your support for the millions of people affected by lupus. It’s an easy way to raise awareness about this cruel and mysterious disease. Learn more by visiting lupusfl.org/pages/put-on-purple and submit your photos!

May. 04, 2016 7:00 pm | Marlins Park

Miami Marlins Lupus Awareness Night

Join us for a night of raising awareness and fun as the Miami Marlins strike out lupus against the Arizona Diamondbacks!

May. 03, 2016 | Online

Great Give 2016

Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach County, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day.

Jun. 13, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Thyroid: Ask the Experts

Join us to learn about the effects of thyroid disorders and function and their relationship to lupus.

Mar. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Kidneys: Ask the Experts

This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.

Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Living Well with Lupus Seminar Orlando

Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.

Jun. 05, 2016 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach

Join us at the Palm Beach Zoo as we Walk to End Lupus Now and raise awareness and funds for those suffering from lupus.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando

Join us for our inagural Walk to End Lupus Now in Orlando. Come spend the afternoon with us to raise awareness and much needed funds for those suffering from the cruel mystery of lupus.

Mar. 13, 2016 4:00 pm—Apr. 13, 2016 6:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville Donation Deadline

Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 30, 2015 9:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Support Group Training

Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.

Nov. 14, 2015 2:00 pm—Dec. 14, 2015 12:00 am | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida Donation Deadline

Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Oct. 25, 2015 3:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2015 12:00 am | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall Donation Deadline

Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 08, 2014 9:30 am | Gregg Chapel AME Church

Panhandle Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

May. 02, 2015 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Spring

We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Mar. 29, 2015 4:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Northern Florida

NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

May. 18, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and Primary Care: Ask the Experts

Join us to discuss the importance of the role a Primary Care Physician plays in ensuring quality care to patients with lupus.

Oct. 17, 2015 | Wichita

Lupus Conference

Nov. 01, 2014 10:00 am | Online

Online Living with Lupus Support Group

Online support groups are moderated by trained facilitators and are offered several times a month in the chat room of our online community

Mar. 22, 2014 11:00 am

Ask the Experts Teleconference: Clinical Trial Education

This teleconference will cover understanding how clinical trials work, frequently asked questions surrounding qualifying to be a participant, and the safety once enrolled.