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Position Description: Communications Contractor

Download Position Description as a PDF The Iowa Cancer Consortium is a statewide coalition working to advance cancer prevention and control in Iowa through advocacy, equity, and collaboration. As a leader in cancer control, the Consortium helps health care providers, public health professionals, cancer survivors, caregivers, researchers, volunteers, and advocates access resources, expertise, and non-competitive…

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Position Description: Community Outreach Coordinator (Black Hawk County)

Download Position Description as a PDF The Iowa Cancer Consortium is a statewide coalition working to advance cancer prevention and control in Iowa through advocacy, equity, and collaboration. As a leader in cancer control, the Consortium helps health care providers, public health professionals, cancer survivors, caregivers, researchers, volunteers, and advocates access resources, expertise, and non-competitive…

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Position Description: Community Outreach Coordinator (Rural)

Download Position Description as a PDF The Iowa Cancer Consortium is a statewide coalition working to advance cancer prevention and control in Iowa through advocacy, equity, and collaboration. As a leader in cancer control, the Consortium helps health care providers, public health professionals, cancer survivors, caregivers, researchers, volunteers, and advocates access resources, expertise, and non-competitive…

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Written by Josh Bollam September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month! Josh Bollam, senior manager of patient and community outreach for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Iowa Cancer Consortium member explains why leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma awareness is important, as well as what services LLS provides. The mission of LLS is to cure these…

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Sun-Safety for Skin of Color

Written by Liz Orton, Iowa Cancer Consortium Dr. Nkanyezi Ferguson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC). She has led the Ethnic Skin Care Clinic since 2016, and is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Graduate Medical Education (GME). Last December, Dr. Ferguson authored an editorial…

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A Message of Thanks and Welcome to Our Board Members!

As we settle into yet another new fiscal year, please help us thank members of the Iowa Cancer Consortium Board of Directors. Board members bring their experiences, their expertise, and their passions to the (virtual) table to develop and implement priorities, policies, and principles that make the Consortium what it is – a strong, skilled,…

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Recorded ECHO Series Address Hepatitis C, A Risk Factor for Liver Cancer

Written by Katie Jones, MPH The Iowa Department of Public has partnered with the Iowa Primary Care Association and Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) in a demonstration project for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that aims to prevent liver cancer deaths. The project is targeted at promoting vaccination and screening among opioid…

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Starting a Cancer Clinical Trials Program in a Rural Iowa Hospital

On July 13, 2021, the Iowa Cancer Consortium was pleased to host Shannon Benson, Administrator at the Iowa Oncology Research Association and Lori Pietig, Cancer Services Director at St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center for an Iowa Cancer Clinical Trials Virtual Roundtable. During the roundtable, the two Consortium members discussed how their partnership came to be.…

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Catching Up on HPV Vaccines: Why It’s a Crucial Vaccine for Our Kids

Written by Nathan Boonstra MD, general pediatrician at Blank Children’s Hospital and chair of Iowa Immunizes state coalition As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold, a lot of medical appointments were delayed or missed for a variety of good reasons. In fact, as a pediatrician, I was recommending delaying less urgent appointments until we knew…

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