Any oncologist or parent will tell you that getting young cancer patients (that includes children, teenagers and even young adults) to stick to their treatment regimens and take their medications when and how they have been prescribed is no easy task. To help encourage treatment adherence (which improves outcomes and saves lives!), researchers at Hope Lab created Re-Mission 2, a series of six very cool, FREE video games that are super fun to play, a tad bit addicting AND help it’s players beat a diagnosis of cancer.
Here’s this cancer fighting video game it works:
Re-Mission 2 gives players a better understanding of their disease and how their bodies benefit from treatments that can be inconvenient, unpleasant or even debilitating at times. Research studies have shown these games not only encourage treatment adherence, but they also give players a much needed sense of power and control*.
Each game puts players inside the human body to fight cancer with an arsenal of weapons and super-powers, like:
- targeted cancer drugs
- body’s natural defenses.
The game play parallels real-world strategies used to successfully destroy cancer and win. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
P.S. Cigna Healthcare and the Childhood Leukemia Foundation Keeping Kids Connected program are providing free iPads preloaded with Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge to hospital centers throughout the country.
Read more about the wide variety of available cancer support services.