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Ovarian Cancer Advocacy

I lost my mom, Denese Kromminga, to ovarian cancer on World Cancer day, February 4th, 2016. It was after losing my mom when I decided I needed to do something to help bring awareness to and to help prevent this terrible disease. With this goal, I became an Advocate Leader with the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA). This March was my fourth trip to the country’s Capitol advocating with OCRA. Both on Capitol Hill and at home, I am continuing to build my relationships with our elected officials. During this advocacy day I met with the health staffers from Senator Ernst’s office, Senator Grassley’s office and from Congressman Loebsack’s Office.
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Posted: 4/3/2019 9:43:58 AM by Rachel Schramm

Lung Cancer Screening in Iowa

Lung cancer is an important public health burden for Iowa, being the 2nd most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading of cancer death. Lung cancer screening awareness among cancer control partners could have important public health benefits. In Iowa, there are currently 32 registered screening sites contributing to the American College of Radiology (ACR) registry and they have conducted 1,412 screening tests. However, there is no concerted statewide effort addressing the educational and implementation issues identified by other states at the National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT). 
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Posted: 4/3/2019 12:34:35 PM by Rachel Schramm