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About the Iowa Cancer Consortium

As a leader in cancer control, the Iowa Cancer Consortium offers our state's cancer stakeholders access to resources, expertise, and non-competitive collaboration across traditional boundaries for a bigger impact in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life.

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  • Establishes and grows partnerships between individuals and organizations, enhancing partners' abilities to help reduce the burden of cancer in Iowa.
  • Provides a neutral setting for agencies competing for the same funding and patient base to work together to advance common cancer control issues. 
  • Leverages state funds to the fullest extent by using the expertise of volunteers and members. 
  • Provides technical assistance and capacity building for cancer control work at the local level. 
  • Provides funding through a competitive grants process to programs and projects that advance priorities in the Iowa Cancer Plan.
  • Provides free or reduced-cost cancer control materials and trainings within Iowa. 
  • Holds Iowa's only state-wide cancer control conference, connecting health-care providers, researchers, public health officials, private sector representatives, survivors, legislators, social workers, caregivers, and other Iowans to talk about cancer and exchange best practices. 
Check out our end-of-year highlights for overviews of Consortium accomplishments. 


How is the Iowa Cancer Consortium Funded?

The Iowa Cancer Consortium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, funded primarily through a state appropriation to the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as a number of other outside grants and contracts. 

The Iowa Cancer Plan

Cover page of 2018 through 2022 Iowa Cancer Plan   The Consortium's activities are guided by the Iowa Cancer Plan, developed by the consortium and its partners. The plan is intended to be a road map for cancer control work throughout Iowa. The goals of the plan are:
  • Prevent cancer from occurring whenever possible.
  • Detect cancer at its earliest stages.
  • Improve the accessibility, availability and quality of cancer treatment services and programs.
  • Ensure the highest possible quality of life for all Iowans affected by cancer.
  • Identify and eliminate cancer health disparities.
Learn more about the Iowa Cancer Plan, and read about cancer control work across the state.