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 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

Stories of Impact

Betty Franks' Story: Eating Better After Cancer

Betty Franks was diagnosed with endometrial cancer at age 50.  As you can imagine, it was a life changing event.

“I was fortunate” says Betty. “The cancer was contained, so my treatment involved just one surgery.”

The only member of her family to have had cancer, Betty was determined to improve her lifestyle as she recovered from treatment. “Before I was diagnosed, I really didn’t think too much about what I ate,” she recalls. “I mean, I ate a lot of hot dogs.”

Since her diagnosis, Betty has significantly changed her diet and exercise habits. Over time, she started race-walking, and gradually built up her stamina so she could power through four or five miles at a time. She now works out twice a week, and works with a personal trainer along with her husband, Jim.

“The AICR resources really helped me,” she says. “They had it right the whole time. First the diet-cancer link, and then the physical activity connection; once I started following their guidelines, I felt like I was living a whole new life. The fact that I’m 83 and cancer-free after 33 years is living proof that taking care of yourself really works!”

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