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 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.

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.

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 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.

Bettina Bruchs

Bettina joined the Board in July 2021. As Corporate Secretary for a publicly listed company, she is an expert in the field of corporate governance.

Bettina earned a Master of Arts in the Science of Sports as well as a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. She has taught various classes on the subject of prevention of disease through a healthy lifestyle and has led projects on how to motivate individuals to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Her expert knowledge and life-long interest in the role that nutrition and physical activity play in disease prevention complement the existing talent on AICR’s Board.

She has had more than thirty years of experience working for companies and organizations in countries around the globe, including the United States, Germany, Spain, and Botswana. Bettina’s extensive international experience and understanding of cultural differences will be invaluable as AICR works to spread the message of cancer prevention.