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Iowa has the second highest cancer incidence rate in the entire nation. Unlike the rest of the country, Iowa's cancer incidence rate is increasing rather than dropping.

Latest Updates

May 1, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill today, expanding access to  biomarker testing to more patients statewide. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its team of volunteers, including cancer survivors, patients and caregivers, applaud the governor and

January 8, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa - Statement from Jackie Cale, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Iowa government relations director: “As lawmakers dive into the 2024 legislative session, ACS CAN urges legislators to prioritize passing legislation to ease the burden of cancer on Iowans. According to the 2023 Cancer

March 27, 2023

Iowa is losing its battle with cancer. According to the Cancer in Iowa report , Iowa is the only state with a significant increase in cancer incidence from 2015 to 2019, and has the second-highest overall cancer incidence of all U.S. states. What is our state government doing about

May 24, 2022

Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed The Gail Orcutt School Radon Safety Bill (named after a beloved retired teacher who died of radon-induced lung cancer), which requires radon testing and mitigation in Iowa schools.

State Contacts

Jackie Cale
Iowa Government Relations Director
Angie Sylling
Iowa Grassroots Manager
Michael DuPré
Associate Director, Regional Media Advocacy
Des Moines

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