Additional Lupus Clinical Research Initiatives
Clinical research involves the study of humans and how they act or react to certain factors. It includes applying or testing theories and evaluating their usefulness in solving clinical problems.
Clinical research can be divided into two broad areas: testing of new therapies and research to expand our understanding of different aspects of lupus.
There are dozens of lupus clinical trials underway. Patient participation in these trials is essential to learn about the possible causes of lupus, test promising new, safe and effective therapies, and ultimately, find a cure for lupus.
The following resources are available to learn more about lupus clinical studies.
Lupus Foundation of America Scientific Initiatives to Advance the Science and Medicine of Lupus
We lead special research initiatives and forge collaborative efforts with key stakeholders to address the field’s most critical issues and shed new light on the lupus drug research and development process. Our goal is to make it possible to speed development and approval of new, safe, tolerable and effective treatments for lupus.
LFA Center for Clinical Trials Education
The LFA has established the Center for Clinical Trials Education (CCTE) to provide information for individauls who may be interested in participating in a clincal trial of a potential new treatment for lupus. The website includes a search function that allows individuals to identify trials with specific geographical areass.
Lupus Trials Listed on ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is the part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the lead federal agency for providing government support for reserach on lupus and other conditions. The NIH Clinical Center also conducts research on potentail new threapies for lupus.