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.

The Continuous Update Project

Leading the Charge

What type of cancer or risk factor are you interested in?

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.

Developed in collaboration with and managed by the World Cancer Research Fund International, the Report is widely regarded as a trusted and authoritative scientific resource. The report has quickly become a valued reference for leading researchers and healthcare professionals, and its findings are used to inform numerous guidelines and policies regarding cancer prevention and survival.


How CUP Works

The CUP is constantly refreshed with research from around the world. As researchers publish new studies their work gets added to the database, they are systematically reviewed and the research community has access to the most up-to-date body of scientific evidence.  An independent panel of experts then evaluate and interpret the evidence to make judgments and conclusions for cancer prevention.

The Database

The CUP database is kept up to date with 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.

Making Research Matter

Cancer Prevention Recommendations

In addition to supplying healthcare professionals with a treasure trove of resources, 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 evidence-based guidelines, you can significantly reduce your cancer risk.

Notes From the Lab