AICR Experts

Alice Bender

AICR Nutritionist Alice Bender, MS, RDN

The AICR Communications office provides journalists with access to the nation’s leading authorities on all the roles of diet, physical activity and weight management in cancer prevention and survival.

We can put you in touch with:

Cancer researchers

Contact us to talk to:

  • Laboratory scientists studying how diet and physical activity influence the cancer process at a molecular level
  • Clinical researchers investigating the role of diet, physical activity and body weight on cancer prevention – and survival
  • Epidemiologists studying how diet and physical activity influence cancer rates among entire populations

Registered dietitians

Our dietitians are trained to “bottom-line” the science – to put the sometimes confusing and contradictory research in practical terms.

  • What does a cancer-protective meal look like?
  • Which foods should be featured in your diet most often?
  • What is the link between meat and cancer?

Contact our Communications Department at 800-843-8114 (202-328-7744 in D.C.) or email your request to

AICR Experts include:

Diet and Cancer Epidemiology

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH (Member, AICR/WCRF Expert Panel)
Larry Kolonel, MD, PhD (Member, AICR/WCRF Expert Panel)
Christine L. Sardo Molmenti, PhD, MPH, RD, AICR Science Advocate

Shaping Healthy, Cancer-Protective Meals

Alice Bender, MS, RDN, AICR Nutritionist
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, AICR Nutrition Advisor

Physical activity, weight and Cancer Risk

Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD 

Cancer Survivorship

Diana Dyer, MS, RD
Steven Clinton, MD, PhD