AICR HistoryOver 30 Years of Paving the Way to Eliminating Preventable Cancer1980Foundation of AICR 1982AICR 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. 1984AICR’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. 1987AICR 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. 1988AICR starts funding critical research on broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. Over 200 papers have been published since then and the research has inspired an international groundswell of interest in the anti-cancer effect of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. 1990 1990AICR launches its inaugural Scientific Research Conference. Since then AICR has held more than 25 annual research conferences. 1991AICR affiliate, the World Cancer Research Fund is founded to take up our mission on an international scale. 1994AICR 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. 1997AICR publishes its First Expert Report: Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer and distributes it to a worldwide audience. 2000 2000AICR 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. 2001AICR 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. 2002AICR puts spotlight on a growing number of cancer survivors by holding the first of several regional seminars for cancer survivors. 2007AICR 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 2015The U.S. government acknowledges AICR’s Recommendations for Cancer Prevention. Government experts heavily cite AICR’s Recommendations when drafting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 2018AICR 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. 2020 2020AICR launches Cancer Health Check, a new online tool to help participants assess how their lifestyle choices stack up against AICR’s 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations. 2021AICR launches Healthy10 Challenge, a free online 10-week program that is designed to improve diet, nutrition, physical activity and weight for reducing cancer risk and improving overall health.