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

AICR Leadership

Board of Directors

Melvin Hutson

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.

Lawrence Pratt
Vice Chairman

Lawrence is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, a member of the Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He shares his vast experience and knowledge about association management with AICR. Lawrence is deeply committed to growing the critical work of the American Institute for Cancer Research in the area of cancer prevention.

Susan Pepper

Susan is the Secretary/Treasurer 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.

Jeffrey Bunn

Jeffrey is a Board Member and a member of the Audit Committee.  A retired attorney, Jeffrey is the founder of The Mindful Law Coaching & Consulting Group, LLC.  Jeffrey is committed to a healthy lifestyle and continues to support and encourage our pioneering work in the research and communication of cancer prevention.

Thomas F. Bangasser

Thomas is a Board Member and a member of the Audit Committee. He is the President of Bangasser & Associates, Inc., a business consulting/catalyst firm focused on business, social enterprise and real estate investing. He has over fifty years of experience in organizational consulting and is an active investor in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. He holds an MBA in finance from Seattle University. His expertise in the financial and investing arenas complements the AICR Board of Directors in its efforts to fund research and educate the public about cancer prevention, survivorship and the development of a global health culture.