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

40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

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

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity and cancer.

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

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.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR Leadership

Board of Directors

Melvin Hutson
Chairman

Melvin is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, a member of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee.  As an attorney, Melvin shares his legal perspective with the Board and senior management on a variety of matters relating to the successful operation of AICR.  Melvin has been committed to helping the American Institute for Cancer Research share its knowledge on cancer prevention across the country.

Marilyn Gentry
President

Marilyn is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, a member of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee. She has served as AICR’s President for more than four decades. She is also the President and a founder of World Cancer Research Fund International, a non-profit organization that leads and unifies a global network of cancer prevention charities, including AICR. Other members of this network are based in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong.

She has been instrumental in bringing the concept that you can reduce your cancer risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle–once an outlandish and almost heretical suggestion–to the backbone of mainstream public health and cancer prevention efforts worldwide.

In her various roles, she continues to champion the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world so that people can make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

Frank Jackson Hill
TREASURER

Frank is a Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also serves as the Treasurer of AICR.

He is a practicing accountant and became involved in palliative care and the growth of the modern hospice movement early in his career. The combination of financial management and health care led to an interest in health economics and in particular, the value of prevention in health care systems.

Frank has published papers on the cost of hospice care, on the management of voluntary organizations and on financial reporting by charities. He has maintained his interest in palliative care as a leading member of a research team evaluating the impact of end-of-life care on health and social care services.

Frank shares his expert knowledge in the fields of charitable accounting and health economics with the American Institute for Cancer Research.

JOHN McCALLA
SECRETARY

John is a member of the Board of Directors. He also serves as the Secretary of AICR. Starting at an early age, he developed a keen interest in physical activity and nutrition’s role in disease prevention. He has developed exercise, health, and nutrition programs for clients, both on an individual and corporate level. He has created and presented motivational speeches on the importance of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

John has over a decade of senior-level management experience in business development, marketing, and sales.

His expert knowledge and life-long interest in the role that physical activity and a healthy lifestyle play in disease prevention will be invaluable as AICR works to spread its cancer prevention message.

Susan Pepper

Susan is a member of the Board of Directors. Susan was a former Director of Communications at the Greater Washington Board of Trade and has held several senior level management positions in the commercial real estate business. She shares her expert knowledge of operational success and community outreach with the American Institute for Cancer Research. Susan has been committed to expanding the reach of our vital programs in the area of cancer prevention and survivorship.

Geoffrey Herald

Geoffrey is a member of the Board of Directors. A retired general surgeon, Geoffrey has had nearly four decades of experience as a skilled surgeon in such areas as surgical oncology.

Before retiring in 2016, he was a member of the American Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He maintained a certification by the American Board of Surgery and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Throughout his career he has had a keen interest in cancer prevention and risk management and reduction.

His expert knowledge as a physician and his keen interest in cancer prevention will complement the existing talent on AICR’s Board and will be invaluable as AICR works to spread the message of cancer prevention.

Joseph Swartz

Joseph is a member of the Board of Directors.  He has had nearly four decades of senior level management experience with accounting and auditing firms, mortgage lending and servicing institutions, international banks, and real estate companies.

He has served as the Chairman of the Association of Due Diligence and Risk Managers.

He shares his expertise in the areas of finance and accounting to help grow the American Institute for Cancer Research and spread its message of cancer prevention.

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