According to a brain-imaging study by researchers from Stanford University and HopeLab that was released in 2012, playing video games where the player needs to kill cancer in his or her body can benefit the cancer patient playing the game. It does that by activating brain circuits responsible for our positive motivation. And as so, it can shift attitudes and boost the player’s adherence to prescribed treatment.
Now HopeLab, together with a global service company Cigna, is trying to get the new game about killing cancer cells to the phones and tablets of every young cancer patient out there. The new game, a cancer-fighting app, is called Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge and it is available for Android and iOS devices as well as online at www.re-mission2.org. Obviously the games are available for everyone free of charge.
The new game app is meant for teens and young adults suffering from cancer and it was developed and tested with the help of 120 cancer patients around the world.
“Whether you have cancer, or a family member, friend or classmate does, Re-Mission 2 games are a fun way to help you understand what it takes to fight the disease. Playing these games can help you or someone you care about fight and beat cancer,” said Scott Josephs, M.D., Cigna national medical officer.
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