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Re-Mission 2

Fighting cancer through gaming that reinforces positive attitudes on therapy

By HopeLab

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  • Health

Re-Mission 2 from the MIT HopeLab is a collection of online games and apps that are designed to help young people with cancer to fight their disease. 

Each game puts players inside the human body to defeat cancer, using weapons like chemotherapy, antibiotics and the body’s natural defences. The games are designed to motivate players to stick to their treatments by boosting self-efficacy and positive emotions and by shifting attitudes about chemotherapy. 

Re-Mission 2 has evolved from the original Re-Mission games, which saw significant outcomes for young patients both in continuing their treatments and in increasing their knowledge of cancer-related topics. 

In 2014, Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge, a mobile app for iOS and Android, won a prestigious Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a Common Sense Media Award, receiving the highest rating for learning potential and engagement. 

Last updated: 01st of July, 2015

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