Ending Disease

Regenerative Research and Ending Disease, with recorded Panel Conversation, presented by Rush University Medical Center

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Watch Ending Disease and a recording of our special panel discussion recorded Feb. 24 with Dr. Richard Fessler of Rush Medical, patient Ryan Custer and filmmaker Joe Gantz.


Ending Disease follows the amazing personal stories of patients from the first generation of FDA approved clinical trials using stem cell and regenerative medicine to attempt to cure the most vexing diseases and conditions known to humanity: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injury, eye disease and more. Ending Disease shows how stem cell and regenerative medicine are fundamentally changing medicine from treatments to cures.


Rush University Medical Center will receive a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales. The amount received will support Rush's Department of Neurosurgery and Dr. Fessler's research lab.

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Ending Disease follows the amazing personal stories of patients from the first generation of FDA approved clinical trials using stem cell and regenerative medicine to attempt to cure the most vexing diseases and conditions known to humanity: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injury, eye disease and more. Ending Disease shows how stem cell and regenerative medicine are fundamentally changing medicine from treatments to cures. Part 1 includes the first two of four total episodes.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    December 2, 2020
  • Rating
    NR
  • Note
    Part 1 - Eps. 1 & 2
  • Director
    Joe Gantz
  • Cast
    Irving Weissman, Paula Cannon, Stephen J. Forman, Henry Klassen, Judith Shizuru, Richard Fessler, Ryan Custer, Ellyn Perez, Ava George, Rosie Barrero, Steven Sharples, Andrew Caldwell, Cheryl Wiers