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The Nurse Oncology Education Program (NOEP)

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The Nurse Oncology Education Program (NOEP) is a nonprofit project of the Texas Nurses Foundation funded by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), providing cancer education for nurses in all fields of practice.

In Texas alone, it is estimated that over 97,000 people will be diagnosed yearly with cancer (American Cancer Society, 2008). And we know that racial/ethnic minorities and the financially disadvantaged are diagnosed with cancer later and have a shorter and lower survival rate than non-minorities.

The educated nurse has an opportunity to reduce the impact of cancer throughout the continuum of care by promoting screening, delivering quality care at the bedside, through participation with professional organizations, and as advocates with friends and family members.