Author Archives: Mary Chapman

New MyLupus mobile phone app aims to help in healthcare decisions

MyLupus, a new mobile phone app that’s meant to be used between doctor visits, was designed to help people with moderate to severe lupus make more-educated healthcare decisions. The free application was developed by a team of scientists — including rheumatologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)…

UC San Diego gifted $1.6M to enhance lupus research, care

A $1.6 million gift from business executive William J. Wolfe and his family will establish the Wolfe Lupus Research Fund at the University of California (UC) San Diego to advance lupus research and patient care. Wolfe, a longtime lupus community supporter, is a board member of the Lupus…

LFA self-management care program for lupus gets free mobile app

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) has launched a free mobile application, or app, for its virtual Strategies to Embrace Living with Lupus Fearlessly self-care program — dubbed SELF — for adults in the U.S. with the chronic autoimmune disorder. The SELF program, available online, offers tips…

Walk to End Lupus Now fundraiser set for Sept. 9 in St. Louis

To raise money to battle lupus and increase awareness about the chronic autoimmune disorder, Allsup, which provides Social Security disability assistance, is again supporting the Lupus Foundation of America’s (LFA) annual Walk to End Lupus Now in St. Louis. Registration is required for the in-person event, set…

Race, poverty, healthcare access influence disparities in lupus care

Disparities in lupus care and outcomes in the U.S. are influenced by structural and social determinants such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomics, education, and healthcare access. These are the findings of a study by the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) through its Addressing health Inequities in Minorities (AIM)…

Horizon: Phase 2 trial of daxdilimab in SLE fails to meet main goal

A Phase 2 clinical trial assessing the safety and effectiveness of daxdilimab for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) didn’t show a statistically significant difference between the experimental therapy and a placebo regarding the proportion of patients who showed signs of reduced disease activity while lowering their daily corticosteroid dose. The…

Lupus Landmark Study launched to improve research, personalized care

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) and its clinical research affiliate, Lupus Therapeutics, have launched the largest, long-term prospective observational study in lupus with the goal of developing new, personalized treatments for the chronic immune system disorder. The Lupus Landmark Study is a key part of Lupus…

Advocates lobby Congress about improving lupus care access

Hundreds of lupus supporters converged on Capitol Hill recently for the first time since 2019 to show their support for policies that would improve patient access to care, hear from lupus experts, and recognize those who’ve advocated for patients. The National Lupus Advocacy Summit, presented April 23-25 by…

7 lupus research projects win LRA Innovation Award grants

Seven projects led by research teams from the U.S. and Europe have been announced as the recipients of the latest round of Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Lupus Innovation Award (LIA) grants, which can total up to $300,000. The awards provide support — up to $150,000 annually for two…