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.

Whether you are a healthcare provider, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about cancer prevention, we’re here to help.

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.

Identifying Healthy Eating Options: Nutrition Labeling

AICR supports federal policies that promote nutrition labels and claims that make it easier to identify healthy food and beverage options. These initiatives support consumers in making cancer-protective choices for themselves and their families.

As evidence supporting the relationship between dietary factors and chronic disease continues to grow, AICR supports clear and accurate nutrition labeling that allows consumers to identify healthy food and beverage choices more easily. This includes initiatives such as making the Nutrition Facts Label more readable, labeling whole grain content, and ensuring there are stringent guidelines for foods to be able to make a claim such as “healthy”.

How We Are Taking Action

Food and Drug Administration

In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced their Nutrition Innovation Strategy, which aims to curb rates of chronic disease through nutrition. AICR has worked diligently to track and provide input on elements of the strategy. The FDA also recently updated its Nutrition Facts Label and introduced menu labeling in large-chain restaurants, two steps that AICR has supported.

Coalitions Helping Us Achieve This Goal

  • National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity
    The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) coalition includes health-conscious organizations that advocate for policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity in order to combat chronic diseases. We provide research and evidence that highlights how healthy eating can impact cancer risk and survivorship.
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