CURE, Summer 2007, Volume 6, Issue 4

Gamers take virtual shot at cancer.

Teens and young adults fighting cancer can now really battle the disease with Re-Mission, a video game that pits a robot called Roxxi against cancer cells and bacterial infections, while dealing with side effects at a microscopic level within the bodies of fictional patients. HopeLab, a nonprofit focused on children with chronic illnesses, developed the video game with game developers, animators, psychologists, and scientists. Re-Mission is available free at www.re-mission.net. The website also offers an online community for teens and young adults with cancer.