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 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

AICR History

Over 30 Years of Paving the Way to Eliminating Preventable Cancer

1980

Foundation of AICR

1982

AICR is founded to increase awareness of the diet-cancer link described in the landmark National Academy of Sciences report, “Diet, Nutrition and Cancer.” Since then AICR has published 3 expert reports.

1984

AICR’s first Dietary Guidelines to Lower Cancer Risk are published in the New York Times. Since then AICR has updated the guidelines 3 times and they are now called the Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

1987

AICR funds groundbreaking research into soy and its relationship to cancer that leads to more government (NCI) funding in this area. This is still an active area of research.

1990

1990

AICR launches its inaugural Scientific Research Conference. Since then AICR has held more than 25 annual research conferences.

1992

AICR funds revolutionary research on broccoli and its cancer fighting compound sulforaphane.  This work inspires an international groundswell of interest in the anti-cancer activity of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.

1994

AICR helps fund The China Study, led by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of Cornell University, along with Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.

1997

AICR publishes its First Expert Report: Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer and distributes it to a worldwide audience.

2000

2000

AICR joins with the University of North Carolina to establish the AICR/WCRF Institute for the Advanced Study of Diet, Nutrition and Cancer at the UNC School of Public Health. The Institute at UNC is still an active partner in research and the training of young scientists working in the field of diet and cancer.

2001

AICR launches The New American Plate a novel, fresh approach to healthy eating. The focus is on changing the balance between portions of plant-based versus animal-based foods on our plates and the portion sizes we eat to help reduce cancer risk and manage weight control.

2007

AICR publishes its Second Expert Report: Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer. It is the most comprehensive report about the links to cancer, and included new Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

2010

2015

The U.S. government acknowledges AICR’s Recommendations for Cancer Prevention. Government experts heavily cite AICR’s Recommendations when drafting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

2018

AICR publishes its Third Expert Report: Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer with updated reviews of decades of scientific evidence and AICR’s newest and most reliable Cancer Prevention Recommendations currently available.

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