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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.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

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

Healthy Lifestyles to Prevent Cancer

How to reduce the
risk of Cancer

Your everyday decisions can affect your overall health, and significantly impact your risk for cancer.

Causes of cancer can be roughly placed into two groups: things we can’t control, and things we can.

There’s not much you can do about inherited genes, but research suggests that nearly 40% of cancer cases could be avoided by changing our nutrition habits and lifestyles. Learn how your everyday decisions can shape your health, and start making decisions that stack the odds in your favor.

Be Physically Active

Being physically active helps your body regulate hormones, manage body weight, and strengthen your immune system, all of which can help lower your cancer risk.

Mind Your Body

You can reduce your cancer risk by staying away from tobacco, being safe in the sun, and by protecting yourself from certain infections.

For more ideas on how to you can improve your lifestyle and prevent cancer, read our 10 recommendations on how to prevent cancer which has been put together using our research.

Get Moving

Make physical activity part of your everyday life. Walk more, sit less, move around and have some fun. We’ve done the research: it really is good for you.

Dr. Jennifer Ligibel, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Our study found that exercise had a direct effect on human breast tumor and a potential for lowering breast cancer risk and improved prognosis.

a dinner plate containing a 3 ounce serving of chicken, with assorted vegetables and the wholegrain quinoa.
What’s On the Menu

New American Plate

Being physically active is a great way to reduce your cancer risk – but it’s only one piece of the puzzle: combining activity and weight management with a healthy diet is key. What you put on your plate can help your fitness habits, improve your overall health and well being, and lower your risk for cancer.