The Lupus Foundation of America announced today that the Foundation is seeking grant applications to provide critical funding that will, for the first time, address an unmet need in pediatric lupus nephritis.
New Research!America Fact Sheet on Lupus
Despite affecting an estimated 1.5 million Americans, very little is known about the causes of lupus, and even less is known about the best ways to treat, and ultimately cure, this insidious disease.
Through our public policy priorities and partnerships, we advocate for increased investment in research.
Research is key to expanding what we know about who is impacted by lupus, how the disease progresses, and approaches to combat lupus’ deadly complications. Without research, Americans will continue to die every year from this poorly understood condition.
As part of our advocacy and awareness work, we are excited to unveil a fact sheet that we worked with Research!America to develop and produce.
The fact sheet tells the lupus story from multiple perspectives: prevalence, economic impact, research funding and promising developments on the horizon, as well as a personal story to highlight the true impact of the disease.
Check it out. (PDF)
To see the other fact sheets in the series, and learn about how Research!America is working to raise awareness of the importance of medical research, visit: www.researchamerica.org/polls-and-publications/fact-sheets
Additional data from the CDC National Lupus Patient Registry project demonstrates that lupus is a widespread disease with a significant impact.