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 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

Stories of Impact

Melinda Triplett's Story: Traveling, Walking, and Cancer Journeys

Life had always been good for Melinda Triplett. She traveled the world for United Airlines, and spent her career touring exotic destinations.

Yet no matter where she traveled, she always knew there was no place like her home in Tiburon, California, with her beloved husband, James.

When James was diagnosed with prostate cancer though, Melissa knew that she was about to go on a new journey—which likely wouldn’t involve jetsetting.

As they started meeting doctors and hearing about treatment options, Melissa wondered what they could do, on their own, to aid in James’ treatment and recovery. As a casual supporter of the AICR, Melissa knew that James’ everyday decisions could impact his health—but what exactly did that mean?

Overnight, Melissa went from having a passing familiarity with AICR’s recommendations for cancer prevention to following its recommendations.

As a couple, Melissa and James adopted AICR’s recommendations and started following the New American Plate diet. They also started exercising more, taking long walks, and getting in some brisk rounds of golf.

According to Melissa, life has transformed.  James’ cancer has not spread, and he’s had an easier time managing his diabetes and insulin.

“He has a great outlook,” says Melissa. “Taking charge of his health has really helped him—and it’s helped me, too! We really love the walks together, I’m cooking more – making new, healthy dishes, and I really feel good about my health.”

More Stories of Impact

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