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“There is no cure.” These words haunt millions of families whose children face a lifetime of incurable illness. While medications and surgical interventions can improve outcomes, these therapies are quickly reaching their limits.

But there is good news. In recent years, transformative cell and gene therapies have made it possible to not only treat but actually cure diseases.

In 2017, Stanford Medicine launched the Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM) to conceive, test, refine, and prove incredible new therapies that will change the future of children’s health.

This week, CDCM faculty joined us for a virtual event, Curing the Incurable: Breakthrough Therapies Transforming the Future of Medicine, to share their grand vision and exciting advances on the horizon, including:

Watch the video here:

Philanthropy is essential to accelerate groundbreaking research that can only be accomplished by these experts at Stanford. If you are interested in learning more about this work, please contact Payal Shah at

Investments in this vision have the highest potential impact: helping millions of children around the world live without disease.

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