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State Resources:

‚ÄčNational Resources:

  • Cancer Control PLANET (National Cancer Institute) The portal provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff and researchers design, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.
  • Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (George Washington Cancer Center) Comprehensive, high-quality training and technical assistance portal for funded state comprehensive cancer control programs and their associated coalitions.
  • Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Preventive Services Task Force) The Community Guide is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force to help professionals select interventions to improve health and prevent disease.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) The program provides funding, guidance and technical assistance that state comprehensive cancer control programs use to deisgn and implement impactful, strategic and sustainable plans to prevent and control cancer.
  • Research-Tested Intervention Programs (National Cancer Institute) The website contains a searchable database of evidence-based cancer control programs that provides program planners and health practitioners immediate access to: 1) programs tested in a research study; 2) publication(s) of the study findings, and 3) program products or materials used with a particular study population in a specific setting.  
  • United States Preventive Services Task Force The task force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services. 

Cancer Data:


Caregivers, Patients, Survivors

State Resources:
  • American Cancer Society in Iowa Provides a listing of programs and services to help you manage cancer treatment and recovery and find the emotional support you need, for free. Includes Road to Recovery program (which provides free rides to treatment), lodging (including the American Cancer Society Russell and Ann Gerdin Hope Lodge in Iowa City and cooperative effort with hotels across the country), and access to 24/7 cancer information at 1-800-227-2345.  
  • Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa Statewide organization providing assistance to those battling colorectal cancer including access to colonoscopy screenings for those who are uninsured or underinsured, snow removal service to Iowans undergoing oxaliplatin chemotherapy treatments, and financial assistance for further testing to families of individuals who have tested positive for a genetic mutation linked to colorectal cancer.
  • Gilda's Club Quad Cities Provides support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.
National Resources:
  • Patient Advocate Foundation Provides direct case management services and financial assistance to patients and caregivers. These include helping people navigate the health care system, working with health care providers, payers and employers to assure that patients have access to affordable care, financial and co-pay assistance and teaching self-advocacy to patients and caregivers.
  • American Cancer Society 
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society World's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers.   
  • Transportation (Iowa Rideshare)



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Local and Statewide Cancer Resources by County

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*The Iowa Cancer Consortium does not endorse any of the Resources listed within our Local Resources. 
*Please note that we do our best to keep the Local Resources database up to date. There may be some instances of false information due to a business closing, support group not meeting anymore, etc. If you do come across such an instance, please email Rachel Schramm at

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