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Cancer Research For Central Iowa

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.

The National Cancer Institute sponsors several national research bases throughout the United States.  The Iowa Oncology Research Association participates in research studies through the following research bases:

  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (ALLIANCE)

  • ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN)

  • NRG Oncology (NRG)

  • Wake Forest

  • Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)

  • Children's Oncology Group (COG)

Research At A Community Level

The IORA offers local access to national cancer research studies.  With offices in Des Moines, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Ottumwa and the Quad Cities, the Association provides Iowans a link to many cancer treatments not yet available for general use.  Out of state travel to a comprehensive cancer center is no longer necessary for central Iowans.

Working Together To Achieve The Extraordinary

IORA physicians, research associates, nurses and participating hospitals work together to provide central Iowans state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting edge research.  For more information on cancer research, check with your physician or contact the Iowa Oncology Research Association.

Iowa Oncology Research Association
John Stoddard Cancer Center
1221 Pleasant Street, Suite 450

Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone:  515-241-3305
Fax:  515-241-3309