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.

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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.

June 11, 2010 | 1 minute read

Sunny Days and UV Rays

Now that summer has arrived, people are spending more time outside in the sun. Just before you go out for the day, remember to put sunscreen on exposed skin. It’s a simple preventative measure against skin cancer that only takes a few minutes. This week’s AICR eNews features a piece on how you can prevent skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, SPF of 15 or higher should be used and reapplied every 2 hours.

If you’re worried about getting enough vitamin D, only 5 to 10 minutes of sun exposure without sun block a few times a week is enough for most people. You can also get vitamin D from some foods. The foods that naturally contain it in high amounts include salmon and tuna. The foods that most Americans get their vitamin D from are fortified such as breakfast cereals, orange juice brands, and milk products.

To learn more on what foods contain vitamin D, visit the Office of Dietary Supplements here.

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