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.

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.

February 6, 2012 | 1 minute read

Preventing 740,000 Cancers in 2030

Cancer risk increases dramatically with age and America’s growing aging population does not bode well for the number of people affected by this disease.

Using population and cancer incidence data, WCRF/AICR calculated that by 2030, the number of cancer cases will be over 50 percent higher than it is today if all else stays the same.

Not all cancers are preventable. Yet research shows that approximately one-third of the most common cancers can be prevented, today and three decades from now through staying a healthy weight, regular physical activity, and eating healthy. In 2030, preventing one-third of cancer cases translates into preventing 740,000 of the predicted 2,220,692 cancers.

The figures were announced for World Cancer Day, which was Saturday. But it’s also National Cancer Prevention Month, an opportunity to note how to reduce the risk of cancer, and lower those predictions.

Here are cancer prevention estimates, based on AICR/WCRF’s evidence-based reports.

Here are the three basic steps on how to reduce your cancer risk

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