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For Immediate Release: October 28, 2014
AICR Contact: communications@aicr.org

Read All About It: Our Research Conference is Now

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is hosting its Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer on October 29-31 at the Capital Hilton hotel in Washington, DC.

This year's sessions feature new research on:

  • How physical activity may help survivors of breast and colorectal cancers
  • The ketogenic diet and brain tumors
  • How epigenetic effects from leafy green vegetables and other foods may play a role in lung cancer prevention
  • What role intermittent dieting may play in the prevention and treatment of cancer
  • Vitamin D and cancer prevention
  • The role of diet and exercise for survivors of childhood cancers
  • The role of obesity and cancer risk among African Americans and Hispanics

The conference will also present approximately 100 posters featuring the latest research. Leading scientists and health professionals will be available for press interviews upon request.

The research conference is the premier scientific forum on food, nutrition and physical activity as they relate to cancer prevention, treatment and survival.

Visit our website to view the conference program and speaker biographies.

Attendance is free to members of the press who cover the event. Request a press registration by emailing communications@aicr.org.

If you cannot attend, you can follow the conference on Twitter using #AICR14 and visiting the AICR Blog for updates.


The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk, interprets the scientific literature and educates the public about the results. It has contributed over $105 million for innovative research conducted at universities, hospitals and research centers across the country. AICR has published two landmark reports that interpret the accumulated research in the field, and is committed to a process of continuous review. AICR also provides a wide range of educational programs to help millions of Americans learn to make dietary changes for lower cancer risk. AICR is a member of the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF).

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