Just wondering whether any of you had managed to catch the BBC documentary War in the blood which was shown Sunday night? It's on repeat on iPlayer for the rest of the month.
The documentary tells the story of Graham and Mahmoud, two individuals with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia who opted to be a part of two CAR-T therapy trials. For Graham, he was going to receive CAR-T cells donated from his brother while Mahmoud received his own cells.
I can imagine as patients it is a very difficult watch, especially for those who have endured any sort of treatment in hospital. The bone marrow biopsies are particularly hard to watch.
What did come across was their personal stories, the stories of their loved ones and the doctors who were looking after them as a part of the trial. It also gave insight into one of the most exciting treatments that is emerging - a treatment that is still very much in its early days.
Would be great to hear what you think if you've watched it. From my perspective of working for LC and not being a patient, it has given me a much deeper appreciation of those who choose to enter a trial of any type. They are selfless and trailblazers whose actions will have a big effect on those coming in behind them.
If you need a link, it's here bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m... the programme is around 1 hour 40 minutes in length but you'll be gripped.