The following links are provided to aid individuals seeking information about cancer research and treatment. Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates are not responsible for any of the content on the following pages.
Iowa Oncology Research Association
Established in 1978, the Iowa Oncology Research Association (IORA) offers central Iowans the opportunity to participate in over 100 national and international research studies. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, these studies cover all areas of cancer treatment and prevention. Research involving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, cancer surgery and immunotherapy is available locally.
North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG)
The North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) is a national clinical research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. NCCTG consists of a network of cancer specialists at community clinics, hospitals and medical centers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The research base for NCCTG is located at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) is a clinical trials cooperative group supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It has more than a 40-year history of designing and conducting clinical trials that have changed the way breast cancer is treated. Recently, methods of prevention have been approached by the NSABP.
Mercy Cancer Center Des Moines
Cancer Center at Mercy of Des Moines and related programs.
John Stoddard Cancer Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Cancer Center at Methodist of Des Moines and related programs.
National Cancer Institute (NCI): PDQ Information
The National Cancer Institute provides a wealth of information about coping with cancer, cancer care, and treatment information.
Us Too is a web site dedicated to prostate cancer information, clinical trials, treatment options, and advocacy.
Susan Komen Foundation
The Susan B. Komen Foundation strives to eradicate breast cancer through research, education, screening, and treatment. Information for patients, survivors and affiliates is available.
The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
Katzmann Breast Center of Des Moines
The Katzmann Breast Center offers a range of services that include assessment, rapid diagnosis, education, counseling, and treatment planning with the help of health care specialists. From an educational network of support programs, the Katzmann Breast Center offers the expertise, technology, information, and support women and their families need to make informed choices.
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Research: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center conducts a broad spectrum of research to develop better treatments.
Education: The Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center provides access to one of the largest repositories of reliable, relevant, and current information about cancer.
Patient Care: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center oncologists treat virtually every type of cancer known from the most common to the rarest forms of disease.
Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU)
This is the National Cancer Center Institutes' web based research program that makes phase III clinical trials available to all cooperative oncology research groups.
Hospice of Central Iowa
Iowa's oldest and largest community-based hospice. Hospice of Central Iowa opened its doors in 1978 and serves 25 central and south central Iowa counties by providing compassionate, comfort care for individuals and their families who are coping with an end-stage illness. The Hospice of Central Iowa Team is committed to bringing each patient choice, dignity and peace of mind by fulfilling its mission: Quality of life at the end of life through compassionate care for all individuals and their families.
Kavanagh houses are the residential facilities for Hospice care.
Hospice means a special kind of caring for patients and their families during the final stages of a terminal illness. People of all ages and with any type of life limiting illness may receive hospice care. Hospice care neither hastens death nor prolongs life – it helps improve the quality of life that remains.
The Mercy Hospice House in Johnston is the residential facility for hospice care.
Hospice care is designed to assist and comfort terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice care is delivered by a coordinated, interdisciplinary team and is primarily home-based. Holistic care is provided to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Hospice neither postpones nor hastens death-it affirms life so that it is lived fully until the end.
The Taylor house in East Des Moines is Intrust's residential Hospice house.
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network