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.

July 21, 2010 | 1 minute read

Preventing Lung Cancer: Stop Smoking and …?

When people think of ways to prevent cancer, lung cancer is often the first that comes to mind. Everyone by now knows that smoking and tobacco use can cause lung cancer (along with oral cancers): and so it stands to reason that not smoking will prevent it.

Yes, the vast majority of lung cancers are caused by smoking. But in an interestingsmoking series on lung cancer, the New York Times started with a piece highlighting how 10 to 15 percent of lung cancer patients have never smoked at all.

While research is looking at why some non-smokers get lung cancer, and there are several possibilities, one potential way everyone can protect himself against the disease is through a healthy diet. AICR’s expert report found that diets high in fruit and foods containing carotenoids probably lower the risk of lung cancer. Carotenoids are in a lot of fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and broccoli.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death. More people die of lung cancer than from cancers of the breast, prostate and colon combined.

You can read more about lowering lung cancer risk in Cancer Research Update.

For help quitting smoking, one resource is the government’s smokefree site.

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