Policy & Action for Cancer Prevention
AICR's Policy Goals
AICR and the WCRF global network’s research programs provide a sound evidence base for the types of changes that need to happen to help people reduce their cancer risk.
The WCRF/AICR Continuous Update Project (CUP), Second Expert Report and Policy Report set out clear recommendations for the prevention of cancer through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management.
Our Policy and Advocacy Position Statement
Cancer is a largely preventable disease. The prevention of cancer is a crucial global health priority and is as important as early diagnosis, screening and treatment. Awareness of the links between food, nutrition, physical activity, body fatness and cancer should be considered as important as the link between smoking and cancer.
AICR's goal is to influence policy at all levels of society to impact positively on cancer prevention throughout the US.
We work toward this goal by:
- Using our evidence-based policy report: Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention as a basis for action
- Using the US Policy Report Executive Summary to influence a "health in all policies" approach with relevant government and other agencies
- Working in partnership with like-minded civil society organizations
- Supporting the work of the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity
- Supporting International Union for Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Day within the US
- Working with WCRF International to ensure that cancer prevention through nutrition, physical activity and weight management is a priority area of US and global health attention.
In addition to the US Policy Report Executive Summary, two country and region specific Policy Report Nationalized Summaries are currently available. These contain key information from the Policy Report and country or region specific to content for the event examples and recommendations in particular.
The following versions were launched on World Cancer Day, February 4, 2010:
A Brazilian Policy Report Executive Summary, in Portuguese, has been published in collaboration with the Brazilian National Cancer Institute (INCA).
A Latin American Policy Report Regional Summary, in Spanish has been published in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).