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Research Week 2020

All About Clinical Trials!

The FDA drug development process consists of various phases and determines whether a new treatment for a specific condition is safe and effective for its intended use. Learn more this week!

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Research Week 2020 is July 20-24, which is an opportunity for you to take a look behind the science of lupus research.

Without clinical trials, we would not be able to develop new therapies, improve patient outcomes, and advance the quality of care.

This week you’ll learn more about clinical trials and how they work, get an inside look at research at different phases of its progress, meet several of the researchers we support who are solving the most complex and challenging mysteries in lupus, and hear directly from a person with lupus why trials are so imperative for the lupus community.  

Since 1977 the Lupus Foundation of America has supported every major lupus research breakthrough.  These accomplishments would not have been possible without the generous support of people like you! 

What we’re doing to advance new treatments 

Developing new treatments for lupus is incredibly complex. There are many challenges researchers face along the way, from how a trial is designed to how to measure improvements.

Here’s a few ways we are addressing these challenges head on:

Dr. Sam Lim
We owe it to the people of the future to fight for more research funding, to continue to express upon the world, that people with lupus deserve better and safer drugs. We all need to do our part. We're close and we need you!
Dr. Sam Lim
Emory University