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.

November 9, 2010 | 1 minute read

The Joy of Parsnips

Parsnips are often ignored in favor of their cousin, the carrot. But you can discover their sweet taste by trying today’s Health-e-Recipe for Honey-Roasted Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes and Apples. With tan skin and white flesh, parsnips were used like potatoes long ago — boiled and mashed, steamed, stewed, sautéed or baked. AICR’s recipe gives this root vegetable a piquant sweet-and-sour effect from the honey, soy sauce and ginger glaze. When choosing red apples, instead of the super-sweet Red Delicious kind, try a slightly tart variety such as Cortland, Winesap or Gala; you could even use green Granny Smiths. Apples contain disease-fighting substances that are even more protective when eaten with other vegetables, such as the sweet potato (rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant) and the parsnips (which have potassium and cancer-fighting folate). To reduce your cancer risk, AICR experts advise eating a mostly plant-based diet that includes a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans, along with getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day and having a healthy weight. Click here to find more great recipes from AICR’s Test Kitchen; or subscribe to our weekly Health-e-Recipes.

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