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 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.

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.

Marilyn Gentry Fellowship

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

The American Institute for Cancer Research’s Marilyn Gentry Fellowship is a research program that supports emerging leaders in the field of diet, nutrition, and cancer.

Offering support for up to two years, the fellowship provides early career investigators the opportunity to work in a mentored environment, and gives them access to the resources of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Diet, Nutrition and Cancer and the Michael Hooker Research Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

A special program, the Fellowship is dedicated to developing tomorrow’s leaders in nutritional research and cancer prevention. We have been proud to see numerous fellowship alumni go on to receive significant public attention, make meaningful contributions to our understanding of cancer risk, and introduce projects started in the Fellowship to new labs and colleagues.

The AICR fellowship is currently closed. Check back at a later date for more information. 

Past Recipients

  • 2001–2003: Susan Steck

  • 2002–2004: Philippe Thuillier

  • 2005–2007: Eric Park

  • 2006–2007: Mihalis Panagiotidis

  • 2007–2009: Becky Cleveland

  • 2007–2009: Zuzana Drobna

  • 2010–2012: Xuesong Han

  • 2011–2014: Patrick Bradshaw

  • 2015–2017: Emma Allott