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Oct. 31, 2007

Photo: George H.W. and Barbara Bush, co-chairs of C-Change, present the Exemplary Comprehensive Cancer Control Implementation Award to the Iowa Consortium for Comprehensive Cancer Control. George Weiner, M.D., accepts the award on behalf of the consortium.

Iowa Consortium for Comprehensive Cancer Control gains national recognition

The Iowa Consortium for Comprehensive Cancer Control (ICCCC) recently received an important award from C-Change, a national multi-sector cancer collaborative, at C-Change's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

The Exemplary State Comprehensive Cancer Control Award recognizes ICCCC efforts to reduce the burden of cancer in Iowa through implementation of the state's cancer control plan. George Weiner, M.D., ICCCC chair, accepted the award in behalf of the Iowa consortium. Weiner also serves as director of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Iowa is one of just two states to receive the prestigious honor in 2007.

The ICCCC is composed of more than 50 organizations and 100 individuals working together to decrease the burden of cancer for Iowans. For more information, visit the ICCCC online at

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading-edge research, and educating the public about cancer.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore 319-356-3945,

PHOTO: A photograph of Dr. Weiner receiving the award is available; to obtain a copy, contact Tom Moore at 319-356-3945.