Director Annie Goldson talks to Veronica Castillo about her film A Mild Touch of Cancer. Goldson breaks down the film into three main parts: David Downs’ terminal lymphoma journey, the science behind an innovative immunotherapy called CAR-T cell therapy, and the history behind immunotherapy. The film follows David Downs’ journey through cancer treatment and explores the ethics of cancer care.
Synopsis: David Downs had just months to live when he entered a clinical trial of an innovative cancer treatment in the U.S. Within weeks, he was in complete remission, and two years later he is deemed cured. Now, he has dedicated himself to helping others facing their own cancer journeys. We follow their stories of life and death.