In this session we catch up with cancer survivor David Downs as he talks about clinical trials. David is a cancer survivor who is paying it forward after receiving a lifeline from CAR T-cell therapy, a new approach to fighting cancer using the body’s immune system. In 2018, David was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and after 12 rounds of chemotherapy, David was told his cancer was incurable. His fate turned when he got onto a USA clinical trial for CAR T-cell therapy. The treatment saved his life, but cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. He now works closely with the Wellington Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. David will share his experiences and give understanding to latest medical research and clinical trials.