Our Mission

The Systemic Lupus Erythematosus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) is an international group of rheumatologists and immunologists with special interests in lupus who have been working together on lupus research since 1991. Our mission statement is:

Towards a better world for people with lupus through prevention and improved outcomes

Join us in our mission. We at SLICC, rely completely on the generosity and support of our donors and funders to continue our work.

SLICC developed the Damage Index – the only internationally accepted way of measuring the long-term effects of lupus and its treatment on the body. Without this index, it would be impossible to study those effects over time and compare them between different countries, geographies, and ethnic groups.

SLICC carried out the largest ever study of cancer in patients with lupus – this taught us that only some cancers are more likely to occur in patients with lupus and that the drugs commonly used to treat this disease do not significantly increase this risk of cancer.

But to continue our work, to answer the questions that patients with lupus are asking, we need to invest.