I had a talk with someone from Australian National University today, and I'm really excited about the work they're doing on ways to treat a specific individual patient.
As most of us have experienced, up until now, lupus treatment is often hit and miss. We try one medication, if it doesn't work we try another, our our doctors have us try again and again, until we find a cocktail that keeps everything under control.
The research into personalised treatment sounds like it could, eventually, change all of that. It's sort of like, give them your genes, and they'll give you the right treatment for you. But, of course, it's more complicated than that.
I'm hoping one of the researchers will be able to do a post for this blog, to explain, far better than I could, what they're doing. I really think this is some of the good news we've all been waiting for.
While you wait to read all about it, maybe you'd like to help them out. Here's the link to their donation page.