Navigation Links
2009: A Year of Many Firsts in Efforts to Overcome Lupus
Date:12/23/2009

Achievements in Research, Education and Advocacy Cause for Celebration and Hope

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The year 2009 will be remembered as a year of many firsts for lupus, including the first successful phase III clinical trial of a potential new treatment for lupus, the launch of the first-ever Ad Council public awareness campaign for lupus, and the first comprehensive report on the barriers to lupus drug development. And it appears there are no signs of any slowing of momentum as we enter the New Year.

Advances during 2009 in basic and clinical research on lupus hold promise for a greatly improved quality of life for the 1.5 million Americans and the more than five million individuals worldwide who are living with lupus. Two pivotal studies of Benlysta(TM) (belimumab) reached their primary endpoints that should enable the drug to become the first new treatment approved for lupus in more than a half-century. In addition, several studies published during 2009 provided new clues into the underlying causes of lupus and how the disease affects people of different genders, ages, races and ethnicities. In June, the Lewin Group issued a report commissioned by the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) on barriers to lupus drug development. The report's recommendations provide a roadmap to the further development and approval of a full arsenal of new, more tolerable and effective treatments for lupus.

Continued Growth in Awareness and Public Support for Lupus

Awareness of lupus further grew in 2009 with the launch in March by the Ad Council of a national public awareness campaign that targets individuals at greatest risk for development lupus. In addition, musicians Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook released a new digital single, "LUCY," that helped to bring greater worldwide attention to lupus and generate funds to support lupus research.

The United States Cong
'/>"/>

SOURCE Lupus Foundation of America
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. SAGE launching new sports medicine journal in 2009: Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach
2. OneMedPlace announces panels for "OneMedForum 2009: Disrupters and Drivers in Eight Areas of Medical Technology" -- CEOs and investors to meet in unique format of focused sessions
3. NewCardio to Present at OneMedForum 2009: Disrupters and Drivers on January 13 in San Francisco
4. Nutrition Software nutrinote 2009: Lose Weight With the Help of a Computer
5. 2009: The Year of Health Care Reform? Faith-Based Investors See Doubling of Related Shareholder Resolutions, Growing Public Support From Corporate America
6. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Unveils New Testing Features for 2009: PTCB Exam to be Offered Daily; Test Results Given to Candidates Immediately in 2009
7. Lower Your Grocery Bill, Improve Health In 2009: Top Tips From Dr. Praegers Sensible Foods
8. National Heart Failure Awareness Week February 8-14, 2009: Visit www.abouthf.org to Learn More About Heart Failure
9. Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009: Regions Most Comprehensive Healthcare Infrastructure Planning and Development Event to Debut in Singapore
10. ESA to Launch Corona(R) ultra(TM) at Pittcon 2009: Booth #1080
11. American Transplant Congress 2009: New Investigator Forum Presents Cutting Edge Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Women’s health ... in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., A Division ... healthcare services to more than 100,000 patients annually. Dr. ... all ages and stages of a women’s life. She ... locations in Westerville and Dublin. , Dr. Murphy ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... My Clients Plus ( http://www.MyClientsPlus.com ) today ... new module enables easy administration and routing of follow-up ... , This application allows users such as Therapists to ... to-do item to a specific client, categorize tasks the ... reminders for follow-ups. It's designed to enable easy ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Succeed is proud to ... companies who participated in the Every Body Walk! ... public awareness project that encourages workers to be more active ... 10,000 Program, which concluded at the end of September, was ... cities and metro areas. Participating companies gave their staff ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to ... around the world, it’s a reality. And while new shoes ... forced to walk barefoot on rocky terrain or sewage-lined streets ... their friends. , Buckner International's Shoes for Orphan ... in October to encourage support for Air1 and while also ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The ... iPage ( http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/iPage/ ) and GreenGeeks are the ... excellent platforms for those who want to buy ... same time. , The IT manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com ... the most recommended suppliers for everyone. A lot ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 2Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 3Health News:My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software 2Health News:Succeed Management Solutions, LLC Competes in Walking Challenge and Achieves 12th Place in Portland 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Considers iPage And GreenGeeks As The Best Dedicated Server Hosting Suppliers 2
... ... "California has long been regarded as the most surrogacy and egg ... heterosexual couples, gay couples and individuals worldwide realize their dream of a ... egg donation professionals regarding the opportunity to provide their services to one ...
... , , BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., July ... physician organizations who participate in the Health Information Exchange -- have ... 3rd nationally for the use of e-prescribing, and is poised to ... beyond. , , In a recently-released ...
... may help explain location of deadly builups , WEDNESDAY, July ... that supplies the brain with blood actually expands when deadly ... can lead to a fatal stroke, researchers at Wake Forest ... that the common segment shared by the right and left ...
... , , , ... reel from high unemployment and underemployment, nurses are putting in more hours than ... once the economy rebounds, according to a recent survey by AMN Healthcare, the ... survey involved nurses who during May visited NurseZone.com and RN.com, two of AMN,s ...
... there is no formula for fulfillment or guide to life ... time and again for answers to our existential questions. We ... and science continues to piece together some of the answers, ... Park and Christopher Peterson from the University of Michigan turned ...
... medical research institutions across the United States are set ... critical data about influenza vaccines, including two candidate H1N1 ... of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ... "With the emergence of the 2009 H1N1 influenza ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Surrogacy and Egg Donation Seminar with Free Egg Donation Cycle 2Health News:Surrogacy and Egg Donation Seminar with Free Egg Donation Cycle 3Health News:Surrogacy and Egg Donation Seminar with Free Egg Donation Cycle 4Health News:my1HIE Fuels the Growth of E-Prescribing in Michigan 2Health News:my1HIE Fuels the Growth of E-Prescribing in Michigan 3Health News:my1HIE Fuels the Growth of E-Prescribing in Michigan 4Health News:my1HIE Fuels the Growth of E-Prescribing in Michigan 5Health News:my1HIE Fuels the Growth of E-Prescribing in Michigan 6Health News:Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque 2Health News:Nurses Working More in Down Economy 2Health News:Life lessons: Where psychology stands on living well 2Health News:NIAID set to launch clinical trials to test 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine candidates 2Health News:NIAID set to launch clinical trials to test 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine candidates 3
(Date:10/17/2014)...  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) announced ... operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, on ... conference call to discuss these results is scheduled to ... 2014. Those wishing to participate should call 1-877-662-6095. A ... by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referencing Conference ID # 91880739. ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... October 17, 2014 ... has announced the addition of the  "China ... their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... in China impacted ... in consumption concept, dietary habit, way of ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... DUBLIN , October 17, 2014 ... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rxznjk/micro_market ) has ... Market Monitor : North American Automated ... their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ,The ... forecast, 2008-2018 analyzes the market of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry Report 2014-2017 2China Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry Report 2014-2017 3Micro Market Monitor : North American Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Market 2
... responses on hot-button HIV/AIDS ... issues, Clinton, Edwards, Obama and Kucinich support ending ... for ... the AIDS Foundation of Chicago -- three of the,nation,s leading AIDS organizations -- polled 16 ...
... Radiologists are using a new minimally,invasive procedure to ... reduces pain from calcific tendonitis of,the rotator cuff ... at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society ... successful and inexpensive therapy for tendon,calcifications," said Luca ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Leading AIDS Groups Turn Up The Heat on '08 Presidential Candidates 2Leading AIDS Groups Turn Up The Heat on '08 Presidential Candidates 3Minimally Invasive Treatment Reduces Shoulder Pain From Tendonitis 2Minimally Invasive Treatment Reduces Shoulder Pain From Tendonitis 3
... Our new oversized wheelchair scales incorporate all ... model including automatic zero, weight recall, reweigh ... displays weight in pounds and kilos., ... patients in electric and oversized wheelchairs. The ...
This high-capacity stand-on scale provides extra sensitivity and support to patients who are unsteady on their feet. Advanced technology compensates for patient movement....
... Endo-PAT2000 is a simple and easy to ... PAT signal is recorded using Itamar Medical's ... is analyzed automatically using proprietary advanced Digital ... within seconds of completing the test. The ...
... C-peptide of insulin is the C-terminal cleavage ... prohormone to the mature insulin molecule. Although ... it does undergo significant liver or extra-renal ... circulating half-life than insulin [1]. In addition, ...
Medicine Products: