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An autoimmune disease that affects one organ system, lupus affects multiple organs and tissues in the body. It can damage any part of the body, including the skin, joints and internal organs, and flares over periods of time when symptoms are particularly active.


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Living With Limits Does Not Mean Living Without Hope

For Mitra, living with lupus symptoms and limitations doesn’t mean living without hope.

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Researcher Profile: Dr. Ryan Moslin

Researchers like Ryan at Bristol-Myers Squibb are making strides in lupus treatment that were impossible 10 years ago.

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In Search of Targeted Treatments for Lupus

Ryan’s research gives Mitra hope that the limitations of her lupus will not last forever.


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How innovation gave me a second chance at life

Nicole shares the story of her battle with lupus and the treatment that is giving her renewed hope. 

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Researcher Profile: David Roth, MD

Dr. David Roth is part of the GSK team studying lupus treatments with the hope of finding a cure.

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A Veteran's Victory Over Cancer

Within a year of retiring from the Air Force in 2003, Corneliussen-James "C.J." was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, joining one-in-eight American women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

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Treating Autoimmune Diseases: More than 300 Medicines in the Pipeline

More than 23.5 million Americans are affected by an autoimmune disease. Biopharmaceutical researchers are using new approaches and teaming up with the NIH and non-profits to combat diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.