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Clinical Trials for Lupus Underway After Decades of Drought
Date:10/3/2007

ain the clinical trial process, why these trials are so important for finding new treatments for lupus, and what is expected of participants. People interested in enrolling will also be given a chance to speak with others who have gone through the process.

"It's important to be informed about the clinical trial process and weigh the pros and cons of participating," Dr. Wallace said. "New therapies that can be identified in clinical trails are critical in the search for a better life for people with lupus. Physicians and scientists are committed to finding these breakthrough treatments. People with lupus are needed, too, as partners in this quest."

Lupus Together for Clinical Trials Today is a campaign of the Lupus Research Institute's National Coalition, a network of regional leaders in lupus. The Institute is the only national nonprofit organization singularly devoted to innovative science in lupus. Its official site for the new clinical trials campaign, http://www.LupusTrials.org, has logged more than 14,000 visitors since it launched in late spring. The campaign is supported in part by unrestricted educational grants from Aspreva Pharmaceuticals and Genentech/Biogen Idec.

About Lupus LA

Lupus LA is dedicated to supporting new science in lupus, and as a National Coalition member partners with the Lupus Research Institute (http://www.LupusResearchInstitute.org) to fund the innovative research needed to prevent, treat, and cure lupus. Lupus LA promotes lupus awareness and education, and is committed to serving the needs of people with lupus and their families in Los Angeles County. Contact Lupus LA at http://www.LupusLA.org, 9220 Sunset Blvd., Suite 200, Loa Angeles, CA. 90069, 310-657-5667.


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