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

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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.

Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen

A Recipe for Good Health

AICR is bringing its cancer risk reduction expertise to communities of cancer survivors across the country.

You spoke, we listened, and we are excited to soon offer this engaging eight-week program that is focused on building knowledge, skills and support.

Offered exclusively to cancer survivors, it includes nutritional lessons, structured discussions and activities, onsite recipe preparation, and delicious food tastings.

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Empowering Survivors

Life after cancer treatment can feel like a new beginning, but it can also feel confusing. For many survivors, there are a lot of questions about how to best take care of themselves now – both mentally and physically. Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen helps the survivor community move forward by offering them the information they‘ve told us they want to live healthy and take care of their whole selves.

This program addresses the post treatment “cliff” that many survivors have told us they experience. It does this by providing action-oriented nutritional guidance and strategies that have been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of cancer and improve overall health.

How it Works

Cook Up a Storm

  • Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen is a unique community education program that can be hosted all across the country. Each session takes place in a community space, and is run together by a local registered dietitian and a local social worker.
  • The program consists of eight 90-minute sessions of guided learning and sharing spread out over two months.
  • Expert-led conversations dive into a range of topics related to diet and emotional wellbeing, and give survivors a forum to share their experiences and participate in structured group activities.
  • Participants enjoy an informal setting, and benefit from conversational access to registered dietitians and social workers.
About the Program

Scientifically Proven

We’ve been piloting CCK since 2017 and the research results are in.  Published in the journal Nutrients’ Special Issue, Clinical Nutrition for Cancer Patients, you can read the research summary and article here.

Behind the Scenes

The American Institute for Cancer Research developed and operates Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen (CCK) with our colleagues at Living Plate and the Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey. A novel partnership, each organization brings a different piece of expertise to the table, and collaborates to bring this new community program to survivors.

Bring CCK To Your Community

Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen is transitioning from a series of successful pilots to a scalable program. If your organization is interested in knowing when the CCK application process will begin, provide your name, organization and work email address below, and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as more information becomes available.