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Iowa Collaborates on Statewide Cancer Information Initiative

The State Health Registry of Iowa, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, recently collaborated with the American Cancer Society, the Iowa Cancer Consortium, and the Iowa Department of Public Health on a series of seven cancer briefs that summarize key statistics on cancer in the Hawkeye state.  The “Iowa Cancer Facts and Figures” series — intended for health care providers, public health officials, cancer control advocates, and policy makers — includes cancer data  that may be used in program planning, grant writing, policy planning, and interactions with external stakeholders.

The series highlights notable cancer facts including:

All of the fact sheets can be accessed here: www.canceriowa.org/CancerFactsAndFigures.aspx.

The State Health Registry of Iowa (SHRI), housed in the College of Public Health’s department of epidemiology, is a statewide resource for determining the burden of cancer on the Iowa population and assessing trends in the occurrence of cancer over time. The staff includes more than 50 people. Half of them, situated throughout the state of Iowa, regularly visit hospitals, clinics, and medical laboratories in Iowa and neighboring states to collect cancer data. More information about the SHRI is available at http://cph.uiowa.edu/shri/