You Can Accelerate Lupus Research
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the global force behind lupus research. Thanks to partnerships with key philanthropic investors, we have driven every major lupus research breakthrough in the last 40 years; from supporting research that led to the first drug developed to specifically treat lupus, to the development of a diagnostic test to provide a faster, more accurate lupus diagnosis. With your support, the next breakthrough can help people with lupus even sooner.
Through a portfolio of smart research to achieve faster progress, we are exploring potential solutions for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the U.S.—and millions more around the world.
Stem cell therapy is one of the most promising frontiers in lupus research today. It is especially critical for people with lupus that do not respond to other treatments.
The ALPHA Project seeks to identify, prioritize and then remove the fundamental barriers that exist in diagnosis, treatment, care for people with lupus.
In children, lupus tends to be more aggressive and severe than it is in adults. In response to these challenges, we established the first and only national childhood lupus research program.
Private philanthropy affords opportunities for additional partnerships with lupus researchers and brings additional resources that help further understand the complex nature of lupus, all in an expedited time frame. We must take risks to discover how to better treat and ultimately cure lupus, but these risks can bring significant and lasting improvements. The potential for the next breakthrough is enormous, but not without help from you. Together we can:
Developing more effective ways to test new treatments and get them to people with lupus faster. An unprecedented number of potential new medicines for lupus are in the pipeline: 55 as of fall 2018.
More than 400 lupus research studies at top U.S. medical institution have relied on Lupus Foundation of America funding to drive breakthroughs in our understanding of lupus.
On average, it takes six years and four doctors to get a lupus diagnosis. Investment in research to improve the diagnosis process is needed. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to preventing long-term consequences of the disease.
Your contribution to our research portfolio will directly support work towards finding a cause and a cure for lupus.