Hi! I received a call today from Dr. Joseph Clark at the Loyola Medical Center. The bad news is that my blood tests came back and did not show evidence of the antigen needed for the antiCTLA-4 trial he is conducting. The good news is that he referred me to another doctor in Chicago who is running an alternative antiCTLA-4 trial that has very few requirements so I should be able to get into it. I am going to contact that doctor tomorrow and see how soon I can start (assuming that I can). For anyone who's interested, here is a link to info about this new trial: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00495066?order=1.
We'll keep you posted as we get more information.