Fox Trial Finder is an online clinical trial matching tool created by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to make it easier for Parkinson’s patients and their loved ones to participate in Parkinson’s research. To date, more than 30,000 volunteers have signed up to be matched with more than 300 ongoing PD clinical trials worldwide.
Creating a profile on Fox Trial Finder is like registering to vote: It doesn’t commit you to anything, but gives you the option to take action when you’re ready and a trial becomes available in your area.
Whilst Australia does not have a large number of phase 1 and 2 trials occurring there are a number of observational studies that become available as well as options to participate in studies online such as the PPMI smell survey. By creating a profile on Fox Trial finder you will be alerted to studies when they become available.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Create a Profile
Complete your profile with basic information, such as location and medical history. State-of-the-art security protocols protect your identity and contact information.
2. Review Your Matches
You’ll receive a customized list of trials in your area that need someone specifically like you. Fox Trial Finder will notify you whenever a new trial begins that could be a good match.
SIGN UP TODAY! Fox Trial Finder makes it easy to find the best trials for you
A MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL
Clinical trials need you
- Fox Trial Finder (FTF) is a user-friendly Web site that connects volunteers with clinical trials.
- The tool suggests trial matches that need someone specifically like you. It even alerts you when new trials that may be matches are added.
- You can be matched to trials by answering as few as three questions, though the more information you provide, the better your results will be.
- Your privacy is protected by industry-standard security protocols.
- You don’t have to have Parkinson’s disease to sign up — many trials need control participants. Spread the word to your friends and family!
- There are many different types of Parkinson’s trials, including ones that test new drug compounds and devices (interventional trials) , ones that aim to better understand the disease (observational trials), and tests of non-pharmacological interventions such as acupuncture, exercise and even video gaming
- Fewer than half of all trial participants ever receive a placebo
- Participating in a trial should not interfere with your usual care
- As a volunteer, you are protected by the patient’s bill of rights that allows you to end your participation in the trial at any point
Shake It Up Australia Foundation is proud to be a community partner of Fox Trial finder.
In addition to participating in research there are many other ways to support us in finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s. Visit our getting involved page to find how you can be part of the answer.