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.

Government guidelines for food and nutrition based on cancer prevention research

AICR champions the latest and most authoritative research on lifestyle and cancer. We advocate for federal guidelines to integrate this research into their recommendations.

In 1980, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the first Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), nutritional and dietary recommendations for Americans that are updated every five years. The DGA serve as a basis for what Americans should generally eat as well as provide a basis for federal food and nutrition programs. For the 2020-2025 DGA, AICR has been actively engaged in the process, advocating for guidelines that reflect our evidence between diet, body weight and cancer risk.

How We Are Taking Action

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Work is underway to develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and AICR has been engaged at every step of the process. Below are the comments we have sent to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) and the agencies and the responsible for developing the guidelines, emphasizing AICR’s evidence pertaining to diet and cancer.

Comments We Have Submitted:

Other Comments We Have Signed Onto

Coalitions Helping Us Achieve This Goal

  • National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity
    The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) coalition, is a group of health-promoting organizations that advocate for policies aimed at improving healthy eating and physical activity in order to prevent and reduce chronic disease. We provide our unique research and evidence-based recommendations on how healthy eating can impact cancer risk and survivorship.
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