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    Today is World Cancer Day

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 4, 2016 4:08:24 PM

    World Cancer Day 2016February 4 is World Cancer Day, a global initiative in the fight against cancer. Celebrated annually, World Cancer Day aims to save lives from preventable deaths and raise "awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action." This year’s theme is "We can. I can." Its goal is to draw attention to the ways that we can address cancer individually, communally, and internationally.

    According to Professor Tezer Kutluk, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC),

     “World Cancer Day 2016 is a chance to reflect on what everyone can do to reduce the impact of this devastating disease, now, and for the future. We wish it to be a springboard for positive change. Take action for yourself, your organisation or your community/country, as everyone can make a difference and inspire others. ‘We can. I can.’ beat cancer."

    To learn more about World Cancer Day, visit

    Cancer Nursing, Eighth EditionJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing the highest quality resources for healthcare professionals who care for cancer patients. Later this year, we will publish a new edition of the gold standard in oncology nursing: Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel.

    With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it has remained the definitive reference on the rapidly changing science and practice of oncology nursing for more than 25 years.

    • Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest research and developments in the care of patients with cancer
    • New chapters on the biology of cancer, sleep disorders, and palliative care across the cancer continuum
    • Significant updates to the basic science chapters to reflect recent increases in scientific knowledge, especially relating to genes and cancer


    To learn more about Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition, visit our website.

    Topics: cancer nursing, Barbara Holmes Gobel, Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, nursing, oncology, UICC, Union for International Cancer Control, WCD, World Cancer Day

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