What if fighting cancer was as easy as destroying leukemia cells with a chemo-blaster or demolishing brain tumors with a powerful rocket? It is that simple and fun with Re-Mission, a video game conceived and designed in part by the Health Science Centerís Brad Pollock, Ph.D., professor and chair of epidemiology and biostatistics.
In Re-Mission, players direct Roxxi, a tiny but feisty nanobot warrior whoís on a mission to seek and destroy cancer and its side effects by releasing therapies as she travels through the human body.
An international randomized intervention, sponsored by HopeLab, showed that among the video game users, adherence to oral medications, including chemotherapy and antibiotics, and cancer-related knowledge improved significantly.
"Long-term consistent adherence to prescribed therapies is needed for improved survival," Dr. Pollock said. "Because itís both educational and fun, this game can play a huge part in helping make that happen for young persons with cancer."
Re-Mission is available in three languages - English, Spanish and French - and is free to cancer patients. For more information, visit www.Re-Mission.net.
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