Hi Gordon, I don't know a lot about clinical trials, but, as to how to find if you qualify to participate, I think what you would do is let the doctor you see and the clinic you attend know that you are interested. When I had my last neuro appt the beginning of July, I let her know this was something I was interested in. After that, when the clinic contacted me to schedule my first visit, they already had it in my medical records that I was interested, said that they were matching up my specific case with any ongoing or future trials, and when I came for my clinic appointment in September, that we'd go over any that I could take part in.
I hope this helps answer your question. take care,
Gordon, there was a post on the general discussion pages about this recently. It was posted by zaff4444 on August 1, post is titled " new hope for als cure"
This has a link to a Reuters article that gave me a lot of encouragement. The researchers have succeeded in creating als defective cells from these two sisters that have the disease, so now they will have an unlimited supply of damaged ones to study.
(I'm giving you the directions on how to find this thread, rather than posting the link, because there is a time delay in replies being up on the board that include and hyper-links, as the moderators must first ok the response)