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

40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

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.

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity 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.

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.

Cancer Research

Fueling the Future of Health

Research is at the core of AICR’s mission. From our founding on through the present day, we have asked bold questions about what causes cancer, and we’ve enabled scientists to follow research into uncharted territories.

Global Cancer Update Program

The Global Cancer Update Program (CUP Global) is the refocused future of our flagship research program (previously known as the Continuous Update Project) to analyze global research on how diet, nutrition, and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival. Built from an evolving database of scholarship and study, CUP Global ensures that families, communities, and physicians all have direct access to valuable information concerning cancer risk and prevention.

Third Expert Report

Drawn from a massive collection of scientific literature and studies, The Third Expert Report is the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative report on lifestyle and cancer prevention to date.

Research & Grants

AICR funds research that focuses on how nutrition and lifestyle affect the prevention, treatment, and survival of cancer. Since our founding, we have committed more than $110 million to grants and research. Explore our grant history, and find information regarding current opportunities.


Million Invested in Cancer Research



Our Impact

AICR has been improving public understanding of cancer risk, lifestyle and nutrition for nearly thirty years. Our research has improved cancer care, shaped public policy, and has become a trusted resource for healthcare professionals across the country.

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2022 AICR Research Symposium

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium is a half-day symposium that features internationally renowned clinicians, scientists, researchers and health professionals. This engaging forum discusses the latest evidence and perspectives on issues at the intersection of diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer risk and survivorship.
Cancer Updates

The Science
of Survival

AICR’s health guides and recommendations are developed from research that focuses on how nutrition and lifestyle affect the prevention, treatment, and survival of cancer. Paramount to our updates is the Continuous Update Project which helps you stay on top of new findings, and understand the data that sits at the center of our work.

James C Fleet, PhD

Without a doubt, the approach that AICR takes is the one that we, in the scientific community, really respect.

Our research helps clinicians develop better strategies for cancer prevention and treatment.