Our Cancer Research Mission
A Dynamic Area of Cancer Research
Nearly three decades of AICR-funded research on diet, nutrition and cancer have helped change how we think about cancer.
We now know that about 1/3 of the most common cancers in the US are preventable, and that every individual has the power to reduce his or her cancer risk.
Our continuing commitment to funding and interpreting the science has attracted new investigators to this promising and vital field of cancer research.
AICR Research Grants and Fellowship Programs
We provide funding for research at leading universities, hospitals and research centers throughout the US and abroad.
Grant applications are reviewed by panels consisting of top US researchers; AICR is one of only a few charities with a grant review process that meets the standards of the National Cancer Institute.
Interpreting the Evidence
Interpreting the science is the most critical step in developing guidelines for the public. In 1997 and 2007, we published reports that collected thousands of studies and weighed the accumulated evidence relating diet, physical activity and weight to cancer.
Read the Panel's 10 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.
The Premier Scientific Forum on Diet and Cancer
Each year AICR invites leading scientists, registered dietitians, students and health professionals to a research conference in Washington DC.
Learn more about the AICR Annual Research Conference.
You can find more information for scientists, including detailed information on the types of grants we award, on our page for Resarchers.
The Marilyn Gentry Fellowship Program in Nutrition and Cancer
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was created to mentor the next generation of leaders in nutritional research as it relates to cancer. The two year Fellowships are designed for individuals transitioning between post-doctoral work and assistant professorships.