Cynthia Nixon & Edie Falco
09/09/2009 AT 12:20 PM EDT
Edie Falco brings her Nurse Jackie
bedside manner to the real world in a new PSA with Sex and the City
's Cynthia Nixon. Their goal: to educate cancer patients. The stars have lent their famous faces to the Stand Up to Cancer campaign
, which encourages patients and their families to work with doctors to learn what steps they can take to lower the risk of infection risk before undergoing chemotherapy.