Noted. By Nicky PellegrinoSep 10, 2019

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington is gearing up for a clinical trial of CAR T-cell therapy, which harnesses the body’s immune system to fight cancer.

David Downs thought he had a mild case of the flu. But it turned out the businessman, writer and comedian had a form of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which resisted a year of chemotherapy and did its best to kill him. He wouldn’t be around today if he hadn’t managed to get on to a clinical trial for a revolutionary new treatment, CAR T-cell therapy.  Read More