New virtual reality program for young cancer patients aims to lift their spirit

The initiative intends to offer an emotional benefit that can’t be achieved through medicine alone

Kids want to have fun. They want to play outside or inside, seek perhaps with Playstation or another elaborate platform.

But what about ailing youngsters who can’t leave their beds? There’s new technology they’re sure to embrace.

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has teamed with a nonprofit on a virtual reality initiative for patients in the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program at USC (AYA@USC).

The initiative aims to provide a library of curated cinematic and interactive VR experiences using the most advanced media technology available to lessen a patient’s discomfort and anxiety with quality entertainment.

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