If selected, the beloved SeaChange and The Dish actor's T-cells will be collected and genetically modified to attack his cancer cells.
"I'm very aware that I could be taken any time," said Tom, who was in palliative care when he doctor put him forward to be selected for the trial. "But it's the hope I think. I go for hope."
Tom was first diagnosed with blood cancer just prior to collapsing on stage during a performance at the Sydney Opera House in 2012. At the time he was given just two to three years to live - that was seven years ago. "Essentially I thought, That's it."
We wish Tom all the best in his on-going battle.