How can a game help fight cancer?

Based on a scientific research by Hopelab and Stanford University researchers, a game where the patient is killing cancer in his body can help create positive motivation as it activates the brain circuits related to it. So a game, such as one related to fighting cancer in your body, using weapons such as chemotherapy, can help boost player's adherence to prescribed treatments and increase self-efficacy.

Now Hopelab in cooperation with a global health service provider has come out with a new cancer-fighting game Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge to do just that. Help the young cancer patients fight their cancer.

Obviously, a game all by itself can't fight cancer, but if it can cause a shift in attitudes towards to treatment options and thus increase the person's ability to fight cancer, it's only positive.

“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. “We began working with HopeLab to distribute the original Re-Mission game on CD and DVD to young people with cancer in 2007. With the new globally accessible Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge mobile app, our goal is to use online news sources, app-based promotions, and game sites to help get this cancer-fighting video game in the hands of every young person with cancer worldwide.”

The new free game app is available for Android and iOS mobile devices and online at

Disclosure: This post was provided by an advertiser.

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