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.

Whether you are a healthcare provider, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about cancer prevention, we’re here to help.

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.

The CUP Process

The CUP is an ongoing review of research and captures the data from new scientific studies from around the world as they are published.

The CUP database is continually updated with all of the latest relevant papers from randomized control trials and cohort studies published for 17 cancers and breast cancer survivors.

  • A team conducts the systematic literature reviews (SLRs)
  • The SLRs are peer reviewed by external reviewers.
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides expert reviews of the biological mechanisms to support the epidemiological evidence.
  • The CUP Panel evaluates and interprets the evidence and, where possible the likelihood that the exposures studied increase, decrease or have no effect on the risk of cancer.
  • The Panel makes recommendations for the public based on its judgment of the strength of the evidence.

The database.

The CUP database is kept up to date with all relevant papers from randomized controlled trials and cohort studies published for 17 cancers and breast cancer survivors. The database now contains nearly 10,000 publications on these cancers, including publications from the Third Expert Report.

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Making Research Matter

Cancer Prevention Recommendations

In addition to supplying healthcare professionals with a treasure trove of resources, the AICR also uses the Continuous Update Project’s research to help families and communities live healthier everyday lives. We’ve used the same research that powers our CUP reports to create ten recommendations for cancer prevention. By following these simple guidelines, you can significantly reduce your cancer risk.

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