Iowa Cancer Action Center


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Protect funding for breast and cervical cancer screening

Screenings save lives. But, even today, too many women don't have access to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screening

Latest Updates

March 8, 2021

Des Moines, Iowa – Today marks the start of Precision Medicine Action Week, a statewide campaign led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the Iowa Biotechnology Association to highlight the ways personalized health care has revolutionized how diseases are diagnosed and treated. As part of

February 4, 2021

Des Moines, IA – A group of public health and advocacy organizations strongly opposes a bill introduced to the state Senate that would expand smoking at the Iowa Veterans Home. A committee passed Senate Study Bill 1080 on Wednesday. There’s no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. This legislation

September 13, 2020

Des Moines, Iowa – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the

August 14, 2019

ACS CAN volunteers attended the Iowa State Fair as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) Cancer Votes program. Volunteers came from across the state to ask the 2020 Presidential candidates, how would they use their power to reduce the burden of cancer,

State Contacts

Jackie Cale
Iowa Grassroots Manager
Shana Crews
Iowa Government Relations Director (interim)
Priscilla Cabral-Pérez
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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