ASTER: Anifrolumab Study for Treatment Effectiveness in the Real World Multi-National, Observational, Post-Launch Effectiveness Study Among SLE Patients Receiving Anifrolumab in Routine Clinical Practice


The Anifrolumab Study of Treatment Effectiveness in the Real World (ASTER) will generate
critical real-world evidence on the benefits of adding anifrolumab to standard of care
treatment for patients with Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE). This research is being done to better inform physicians and patients and to improve care for patients with SLE.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 99

Inclusion criteria:

Eligible participants include those:
- age 18 years or older
- able to read, write and speak English
- with diagnosis of SLE
- prescribed anifrolumab for the first time by their physician
- willing to provide consent to participate in the study and to
allow the study physician access to their past medical records if held by other physicians.

Exclusion criteria:

Patients meeting any of the following criteria will not be included in the study:
1. Currently participating in an anifrolumab early access/compassionate use program or an interventional clinical trial.
2. Previous exposure to anifrolumab as part of a clinical trial or early access program.
3. Documented diagnosis of severe or rapidly progressive Class III or IV glomerulonephritis requiring induction therapy (mycophenolate mofetil [MMF]/cyclophosphamide [CYC] + high dose steroids), isolated Class V lupus nephritis, or active severe or unstable neuropsychiatric lupus.
4. Any other condition which the investigator deems to limit a patient’s ability to understand the informed consent or complete the study questionnaires.


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For more information please reach out to the study team.

Principal investigator:

Megan Barber

Clinical trial: