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40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

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AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

Diet, physical activity and weight loss support following a cancer diagnosis

AICR advocates for increased access to and insurance coverage for lifestyle interventions, particularly those tailored to fit the unique needs of cancer survivors.

By 2026, the number of cancer survivors is expected to rise to nearly 20.3 million. These survivors have unique physiological and psychological needs, and evidence shows that lifestyle interventions can help with many facets of their care both during treatment and after treatment.

How We Are Taking Action

Our Grant Program
Since our inception, AICR’s grant program has funded nearly $110 million in cancer research. Many of those grants have focused on how lifestyle can impact cancer survivorship and risk of recurrence. Through increasing the evidence base on how exercise and nutrition can impact survivors, we hope to strengthen our advocacy for access to these programs for this population. AICR is also advising research conducted by Tufts University and The Ohio State University researchers aimed at testing the impact of a nutrition intervention on vulnerable lung cancer patients.

The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020
AICR supports the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act, a bill that extends coverage for medical nutrition therapy by Registered Dietitians (RDs/RDNs) for individuals with chronic diseases including cancer. In May 2021, this bill was reintroduced in the 117th Congress as S. 1536/H.R. 3108. We will continue to monitor this bill and advocate for its passage.

Moving Through Cancer
AICR supports the Moving Through Cancer initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine, which is focused on making appropriate exercise and rehabilitation programming part of the standard of care for people living with and beyond cancer. AICR is involved with developing a roadmap to achieve these goals and will continue to work towards their execution.