If you qualify for a study, you will visit a study clinic in your area.
The Lupus Study will be evaluating the effectiveness of an investigational study drug in treating the symptoms of Lupus. Volunteers who qualify to take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel expenses.
You may be eligible to take part in the Lupus Study if you:
All study-related care will be provided by a team of medical professionals.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. SLE typically affects the skin, joints, kidneys and brain.
The cause of SLE is not well-known, however women are more likely to be affected than men. SLE can occur at any age. There are factors that may be linked to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus such as:
Almost everyone with SLE experiences joint pain and swelling, but other symptoms may vary person to person. It is common for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus to affect the joints of the hands, knees and wrists.2 Other symptoms may include:
Although there is no cure for Lupus, the goal of treatment is to ease symptoms. Treatment plans will vary depending on the individual's case. The Lupus Study is investigating a new medication to help treat the signs and symptoms of the disease.
A Clinical research study (also called a clinical trial) is a medical study that helps to answer important questions about an investigational drug or device, such as: Does it work, or how effective is it compared to another drug/device?
All medications must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved by regulatory authorities for doctors to prescribe to patients. Without people taking part in these studies, we would have no new treatments. The volunteers who participate in clinical research studies play a major role in helping to advance medicine.
The Lupus Study is looking to see whether an investigational study drug may help with symptoms caused by Lupus (SLE).
The Lupus Study will involve visits to a clinic in your location.
At these visits you will undergo health assessments such as medical questionnaires and a complete physical examination.
Volunteers who take part in a study may be compensated for their time and travel. Please discuss this with the study team when they contact you.
There is no cost to participate in the Lupus Study. If you qualify, the investigational drug, study-related tests, assessments, and visits will be provided to you at no cost. You will receive study-related care throughout the study from a team of professional doctors and nurses.
The research team will be able to explain more about what the Lupus Study will involve, and it is up to you to decide if you want to take part. Participation in this study is voluntary. Whether or not you decide to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relationships with your doctors. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships.
We match you to a research center within a close travel distance from your home. If we are not running any trials in your area currently, we will keep you in our database and reach out once a study in your area becomes available.
What happens if I Sign Up? If you sign up, we will match you to a study clinic in your area that is seeking participants or notify you if one becomes available. They will contact you to explain more about the study before you make your decision about participating. You will attend an in-person visit where the study team will help determine if you qualify and if the study is right for you.
If you think you might like to participate in the Lupus Study or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can see if you may qualify and can contact you about the study. Keep in mind that participation is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to take part in this study, you may change your mind about participating at any time.