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.

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.

Recommendation

Always Say “No” to Tobacco

If you smoke or chew tobacco, quit now. Cigarette smoking is linked to many different types of cancer.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer in the U.S.  Along with helping to prevent cancer, staying tobacco-free can stave off heart attacks, emphysema, and other cardiac and respiratory diseases.

Steer clear.

Health-care providers say that it’s almost never too late to stop using tobacco and that a person’s health will benefit immediately after quitting. So if you smoke, know that it is possible to improve your well being.

Your health-care provider can give you information on many proven methods that can help and tobacco use.

Research shows that tobacco is linked to 90% of all lung cancers — as well as bladder, cervix, colon, esophagus, kidney, larynx, liver, mouth, pancreas, pharynx and stomach cancers.

Even more dangerous is the mix of tobacco and alcohol. Smoking and drinking alcohol may increase the risk of developing mouth — and throat — related cancers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, secondhand smoke can increase the risk of cancer by 20 – 30 percent among people who have never used tobacco. Secondhand smoke also causes respiratory disease among non-tobacco users, especially babies and younger children.

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Check In With Your Health

The choices we make each day can help reduce our risk of cancer.
AICR's new Cancer Health Check will help you learn more about your
choices and how you can stack the odds in your favor.

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