The last 21st Century Cures roundtable held in Washington last week discussed opportunities to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of new cures and treatments. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins talked about the Accelerating Medicine Partnership which is working toward cures for lupus and other chronic diseases.
Yale Cancer Center researchers recently published findings showing a possible way to use lupus antibodies to “sabotage” certain cancer cells. The study found that those cancer cells unable to repair damage to their own DNA were “significantly more vulnerable to attack by lupus antibodies.”
MedPage Today writer Nancy Walsh reports on a U.K. study showing that patients with lupus and other autoimmune diseases as well as certain other chronic conditions are at increased risk for shingles. While higher among older patients, the risk for shingles is still higher among younger people with lupus.