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Lupus clinical trials at UCSF
5 in progress, 2 open to new patients

  • Randomized MMF Withdrawal in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

    open to eligible people ages 18–70

    This trial seeks to describe the effect of withdrawal from mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) on risk of clinically significant disease reactivation in quiescent SLE patients who have been on long-term MMF therapy.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Rituximab and Belimumab for Lupus Nephritis

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    In this experimental study, researchers will try to find out if treatment of lupus nephritis with a combination of rituximab and cyclophosphamide (CTX), or a combination of rituximab and CTX followed by treatment with belimumab is safe and if this drug combination can block the immune system attacks.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • JBT-101 in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    One hundred adults with active joint disease and at least moderate pain will be enrolled in this study to evaluate JBT-101, a synthetic endocannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) agonist and an activator of the body's normal processes, to resolve innate immune responses without immunosuppression. Participants will receive 2 doses by mouth of JBT-101 (three groups of varying doses) or placebo for 84 days and will continue to be followed for an additional 28 days. Participant visits to assess endpoints occur on Day 1, then every 2 weeks twice, then every 4 weeks three times, for a total of six visits. The change in maximum daily pain Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) score from Baseline (Visit 1) will be assessed at every visit. Studies are also planned to evaluate tolerability and inflammation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Pilot Study of CC-220 to Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether CC-220 is effective for the treatment of skin, joint and serological manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Autologous Polyclonal Tregs for Lupus

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary purpose of this Phase 1 study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and effect of 3 different doses of Treg therapy in adults with skin (cutaneous) involvement of their lupus. Targeting cutaneous disease offers the ability to control background therapy, readily detect clinical effects, and perform research analyses not only in blood but also skin. Safety, disease activity, and mechanism of Tregs will be evaluated. The intent is to support dose selection for a future larger efficacy trial in lupus.

    San Francisco, California