When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

Whether you are a healthcare provider, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about cancer prevention, we’re here to help.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, 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.

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

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

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.

How We Are Taking Action

Our Grant Program
AICR’s grant program has funded more than $109 million in cancer research since our inception. 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 ask for access to these programs for this population. AICR is also supporting research conducted by Tufts University and 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
In 2020, AICR signed on in support of the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020, a bill spearheaded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which extends coverage for medical nutrition therapy by Registered Dietitians (RDs/RDNs) for individuals with chronic diseases such as obesity, , cancer, and more. 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.

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