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Latest Updates

September 13, 2020
Iowa

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

April 17, 2020
Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa—Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment. “In Iowa to help improve access to care,

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.

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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