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

AICR Webinars

February 2021

Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: What We Know and How to Use It

AICR’s Dr. Nigel Brockton, Vice President of Research, and Sheena Patel Swanner, Director of Nutrition Programs, joined Cancer Support Community Los Angeles to host a webinar focused on AICR’s evidence-based Recommendations and tools for survivors to build healthy habits for recovery and a healthy life after cancer.

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January 2021

AICR’s Lifestyle and Cancer Symposium: Evidence Matters- Strength of Evidence Session (1)

This session from AICR’s January symposium features talks from Kostas Tsilidis, PhD and Melissa Hudson, MD discussing current issues and approaches in the assessment of the strength of evidence in lifestyle-related research. Dr. Tsilidis focuses on the AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project process, while Dr. Hudson dives deeper in the International Guidelines Harmonization Group process. Slides accompanying these can be found here.

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January 2021

AICR’s Lifestyle and Cancer Symposium: Evidence Matters- Dietary Patterns Session (2)

Edward Giovannucci, MD, ScD, Julie Obbagy, PhD, RD and Melissa Maitin-Shepard, MPP discuss how cancer research on dietary patterns aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in this session from AICR’s January symposium. Dr. Giovannucci dives deeper into the challenges and opportunities for dietary patterns in cancer research, while Dr. Obbagy explores the recently released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Melissa Maitin-Shepard speaks on how the Guidelines can be used for cancer prevention and survivorship. Slides accompanying these can be found here.

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January 2021

AICR’s Lifestyle and Cancer Symposium: Evidence Matters- Physical Activity Session (3)

Four well-respected speakers in the physical activity and cancer space come together in this session from AICR’s January symposium to talk about the importance of evidence-based practices in implementing physical activity interventions across the cancer control continuum. Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, PhD, MPH, Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH, Laura Rogers, MD, MPH and Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH come together for an informative and interactive discussion on their research relating to exercise and cancer and cancer survivorship and the role of implementation science in using these interventions in everyday practice. Slides accompanying these can be found here.

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January 2021

AICR’s Lifestyle and Cancer Symposium: Evidence Matters- Panel Discussion (4)

This session from our January 2021 symposium features the return of many of our speakers from previous sessions for an interactive discussion on topics relating to the strength of evidence, dietary patterns and physical activity interventions within the cancer control continuum. Speakers discuss the importance of evidence as the foundation for all cancer prevention approaches, survivorship initiatives and public policies impacting cancer prevention and survivorship, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on each aspect.

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December 2020

AICR Grant Process

AICR’s Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival related to diet, nutrition, body composition and physical activity. Our grants are awarded through a rigorous review process of expert peer review. This webinar informs potential applicants about the goals of the Grant Program, details of the online application system (proposalCentral) and the peer-review process.

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February 2020

Lifestyle Medicine and Cancer: Helping Your Patients Reduce Their Risk

Nigel Brockton, PhD, and Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, joined the American College of Lifestyle Medicine to share information about the latest AICR/WCRF evidence regarding the updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations. They also provided strategies and tools that health professionals can use to help their patients implement these evidence-based recommendations.

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January 2020

Behind the Updated Label with FDA: Nutrition Facts for Health and Cancer Prevention

AICR hosted a webinar with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to explain the revisions to the updated Nutrition Facts label.

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August 2018

Reducing Cancer Risk: What evolving research means for our conversations with patients

Learn about the newly released AICR/WCRF Third Expert Report with Dr. Nigel Brockton and Karen Collins as they offer a dynamic discussion exploring the updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations. They provide strategies and tools you can use to help patients implement research based solutions and adopt cancer-protective habits.

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