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Opinion: Paying for therapies that cure: innovative solutions needed

It's time to start thinking about creative ways to pay for disease-curing therapies.

The next generation of cancer therapies will be like nothing we have ever seen before: a single infusion of immune cells that have been trained to thrive inside the body, recognizing and destroying cancer cells. It feels like science fiction, yet cellular and gene therapies are already real for some blood cancers. This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago suggests that many more of them are to come.

And these therapies aren’t just for cancer. A single injection that addresses blindness in children has . Medicines that can cure hepatitis C in less than two months are

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