The Power of Prevention
AICR brings awareness to cancer prevention by highlighting the strong scientific evidence supporting the impact of lifestyle changes in reducing cancer risk. AICR is committed to putting cancer prevention into action. Learn more about AICR's 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations and how you can incorporate them in your everyday routine.
Risk Reduction and Adherence Research
Just how effective are AICR’s Recommendations: do they really work? Short answer – yes! For over a decade, researchers have investigated the effect of AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations on cancer risk and other health outcomes. Studies have shown that following AICR’s diet and lifestyle recommendations lower cancer risk, risk of other chronic diseases and help people live a longer and healthier life.
10 weeks to a healthier you
The Healthy10 Challenge is a great way to kickstart your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Our 10-week interactive program focuses on how you can eat smarter and move more to help lower cancer risk.
Worldwide, 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer each year
The choices we make each day can help to reduce our risk of cancer. AICR’s Cancer Health Check will help you learn more about your choices and how you can stack the odds in your favor.
A Closer Look at Cancer Prevention and Risk
Cancer prevention does not refer to individual cancer cases. It’s looking at the big picture of a community, a country, or the world and trying to reduce the number of cancer cases.
What are the risk factors?
Though there are some core steps we can all take to reduce our chances of developing cancer, the risk factors can vary depending on the type of cancer. Some risk factors are genetic and out of anyone’s control, however some are more environmental and lifestyle based, which we can influence. Check out information in Cancer Survival for more information on the different cancer types and their risk factors.