As word of the resource began to spread, Dr. Marsilje expanded the tool to make it easier for patients to search for trials. In 2017, he partnered with Fight CRC and Flatiron Health to further modernize his efforts and reach more patients. Dr. Tom, as he was affectionately known by fellow advocates, passed away in 2018. However, Fight CRC is committed to continuing his vision.

The Trial Finder is now curated by a group of research advocates and researchers and overseen by members of the Immunotherapy Workgroup

How Does the Trial Finder Work?

Two research advocates and two researchers/expert curators regularly filter through trials that are sourced from They follow criteria developed by Dr. Tom and updated by the curation team to ensure the tool captures trials with the highest potential for success and lowest chance for failure.

The Trial Finder will continue to grow with the support from our community of donors.

Meet the Clinical Trial Curators

Maia Walker,
Lead Curator Fight CRC Trial Finder

Wenora Johnson,
Stage III Survivor

Elaine Newcomb,
Stage IV Survivor

Flo Kurttila,
Stage IV Survivor

Lera Chitwood,

Julie Krause,
Stage IV Survivor

Karen Wehling,
Stage IV Survivor

In Memory of Kathy Oliver,
Stage IV Fighter