How are AICR and WCRF related?
The American Institute for Cancer Research was founded in 1982. In 1990, the World Cancer Research Fund International was founded to take AICR’s cancer-fighting mission global.
Today, four international offices come under the WCRF International umbrella:
- AICR, based in Washington DC
- WCRF UK, based in London
- WCRF NL, based in Amsterdam
- WCRF HK, based in Hong Kong
Together, these organizations form the WCRF International Global Network.
The ongoing process of global scientific review is conducted by World Cancer Research Fund International in partnership with the American Institute for Cancer Research and other members of the WCRF global network.
In the US, all interim reports produced by the CUP are produced and distributed by AICR in partnership with WCRF International.
The reports are global documents. They are known by slightly different names around the world.
In The US:
When you are addressing US audiences, refer to the reports as the AICR/WCRF Expert Report and the AICR/WCRF Policy Report.
Note: It is incorrect to refer to either as simply a “WCRF report.” Both reports are products of the entire WCRF global network, of which AICR is a key part. AICR wishes our supporters, grantees and colleagues in the scientific and medical community to recognize our role in producing these important documents.
Outside the US:
When addressing international audiences, refer to them as the WCRF/AICR Expert Report and the WCRF/AICR Policy Report.