The Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC)
has
been providing services since 1978. We provide a variety of services to support and educate the community, particularly lupus patients, their families and the medical community.



  • 3-17-14: Could lupus hold the key to curing HIV? Read here.
  • 3-16-14: Class, ancestry, medication factors in cardiac risk for lupus patients. Read more.
  • 2-14-14: New study indicates lupus may be more common than previously thought. Read more.
  • 1-20-14: New genetic clue to lupus found. Read more.
  • 11-18-13: Non-toxic Lupus therapy Shows promise. Read more.
  • 6-18-13:Large-scale Study Shows Link Between Mood Disorders and Autoimmune Diseases. Read MORE.
  • 6-17-13: New Research on Investigational Drug EPRATUZUMAB provides insight into how it may be effective in lupus. Epratuzumab is now in late stage Phase III clinical trials. Read MORE.
  • 5-23-13:California State Assembly commends LFNC, recognizes May as Lupus Awareness Month. Read more.

  • 4-29-13: Hospital for Special Surgery receives Tow Foundation grant to study genomics of Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Read more.
  • 4-22-13: Upcoming lupus drugs like Lupuzor will improve on the efficacy of Benlysta, experts say.
  • 3-01-13: Researchers discover enzyme that could lead to new lupus treatment. Read here.
  • 1-17-13: Certain natural bacteria may help prevent autoimmune diseases. Read here.
  • 1-11-2013: Fibromyalgia shown greater association with Lupus.
  • 10-26-12:  Test to Speed Up Lupus Diagnosis Now Available Nationwide. Read more.
  • 09-20-12: Another Experimental Lupus Drug Reaches Phase 3 Clinical Trial Stage. The drug, Blisibimod, is being developed by Hayward, California biopharmaceutical company, Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Read more.
  • 08-10-12: Chronic Exposure to Staph Bacteria May Be Risk Factor For Lupus or Lupus Flares Read more.
  • 07-30-12: New guidelines for treating Lupus Nephritis. Read more.
  • 07-09-12:Study Shows Improvement with Benlysta Plus Standard Lupus Treatment. MORE.
  • 04-09-12:New Study Identifies Genes That Predispose African Americans, European Americans and Asians to Lupus. MORE.
  • 01-09-12: New Test Launched to Facilitate More Accurate Lupus Diagnosis. MORE.
  • 12-15-11: Phase 3 Trial of "Subcutaneous" Benlysta Underway. Trial to Enroll over 800 Adults with SLE. MORE.
  • 11-17-11: Study says CellCept Seems Better at Controlling Lupus Kidney Complication than Another Commonly Used Therapy. Read MORE.
  • 11-04-11: FDA Gives Experimental Drug LUPUZOR Green Light for Phase III Trials. Read MORE.
  • 08-08-11: Researchers Discover Connection Between Vitamin D Levels Among Lupus Patients and Severity of Disease. Read MORE.
  • 07-14-11: Benlysta Approved for Use in Europe. MORE.
  • 07-13-11: Health Canada Approves Use of Benlysta. MORE.
  • 03-09-11: FDA APPROVES BENLYSTA FOR TREATMENT OF LUPUS! MORE.
  • 03-08-11: Lupus Research Institute Awards $3.6M in Grants for Novel Lupus Research. MORE.
  • 01-13-11: UCB Announces Start of Phase III Studies of EPRATUZUMAB in lupus patients . MORE.
  • Lupus Together. For Clinical Trials
    Today
  • Looking for Sisters of Women with Lupus for national research study. Learn MORE
  • The National Institutes for Health maintains a database on clinical trials. Visit their Web site for information on trials or to search for ongoing studies.
LFNC is a member of

    • CA State Assembly unanimously approves resolution proclaiming May as Lupus Awareness Month. LFNC worked with Speaker Pro-tem Nora Campos on passage. Read the text of the resolution (HR 35).
    • Congratulations to Felicity Goldsby of Santa Rosa on winning the second Early Bird prize in our Annual Car Giveaway! You can still win the grand prize by entering here!
    • Thanks to your generosity, the first purple ribbon awards were an unqualified success!
    • Honoring outstanding contributions to the lupus community.
    • LFNC Chosen as a Great Health Nonprofit. Read the announcement.
       
    • The 2014 Fund Campaign aims to raise $50,000. Help us get there!

    • Continuing the Learning: Fall confernce archive. Headlined by Dr. C. Michael Neuwelt, and featuring a presentation on pain and lupus from Dr. Sarah Goozee. See a report and view the presentations. 

    • BETA SIGMA PHI DONATION.Beta Sigma Phi's 8 California Councils and Beta Sigma Phi International donated a total of $40,881 to LFNC! Read more.
       
    • Also, Read about the visit and BSP's support of LFNC.
       
    • And the winners are. . The 19th Annual 5K Run and Walk for Lupus has concluded. Find out who the top run finishers are as well as the largest teams, top fundraisers and more.
       
    • New Grocery Outlet in Milpitas partners with LFNC to educate the community about lupus. Check them out!
    • Bipartisan Lupus Caucus Formed in U.S. Congress! Lupus community hails caucus, citing positive impact on national lupus awareness and research efforts. Learn MORE.
    • NEW!.One-sheet list of resources on Medicare, Medi-Cal, Health Insurance, Prescription Medications, Social Security Disability, Free Clinics and more. View or Download.
    • LFNC's YouTube Video Channel is here! View latest video of a young Hayward woman of Salvadorian descent and her positive outlook despite her lupus diagnosis:


    • Now available on this Website: INTERACTIVE PATIENT TUTORIAL ON LUPUS.
      English | Spanish
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