Reverse the Odds Reaches 2 Million Analysis Landmark

Reverse the Odds, which lets you analyse real cancer data through a mobile game, reached its 2 millionth analysis last Friday, which is excellent news. Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far.

We are still keen to recruit new people to the game.

The Citizen Science team at CRUK have launched their latest mobile game, Reverse the Odds. The game embeds authentic scientific research into fun, compelling gameplay, giving players the chance to see what our scientists see; and help beat cancer sooner.

In the game, players build a beautiful, wonderfully Odd world inhabited by quirky, colourful characters that need your help to restore their home to its former glory. To do that, you’ll analyze cancer samples and beat fun challenges in over 350 levels. The Citizen Science team have worked with Dr Anne Kiltie of the University of Oxford, and a team of scientists to ensure the game delivers accurate analysis. What’s more, the game incorporates a line-up of exciting datasets that will help deepen our understanding of bladder and lung cancers, particularly in regards to personalised treatments.

The game has been built in collaboration with Channel 4, Maverick TV and Chunk. And they’re launching it as part of Stand Up To Cancer.

We’d love you to download the game, give it a try, and help them spread the word. You can download it for free to your mobile or tablet. Please do also share the app with your colleagues, friends and family online. Whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, every share will help Citizen Science recruit new players, and increase the impact that Reverse The Odds has.

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