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Latest Updates

August 14, 2019
Iowa

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,

August 1, 2019
Iowa

Iowa continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Iowa failed to measure up to policy recommendations in nearly all areas of tobacco control, including cigarette taxes.

April 25, 2019
Iowa

The Iowa State Department of Health and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise recently announced that smoking cessation therapies for Iowa Medicaid enrollees will no longer be subject to prior authorization requirements. Beginning May 1, patients will not have to wait for additional insurance approval to access nicotine replacement therapy, such as a patch or gum, or oral smoking cessation medications.

March 26, 2019
Iowa

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I’m dedicated to saving lives from this deadly disease. Even though colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, it remains the second leading cause of cancer

State Contacts

Jackie Cale
Iowa Grassroots Manager
Danielle Oswald-Thole
Iowa Government Relations Director
Michael DuPré
Media Advocacy Manager

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.