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.

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AICR funds research that explores the relationships that exist between lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer risk. 

We use our findings to create impactful community programs and educational resources, and work to help the public understand how everyday decisions impact cancer risk.

While not every diagnosis  of cancer is preventable, many cases are. In fact, most research suggests that approximately 40% of all cancer cases in the United States could be prevented.

These vary, of course, and many factors contribute to a given diagnosis, but if you’re worried about cancer, there are things you can do to reduce your risk.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve synthesized a wealth of research from our Third Expert Report and made ten recommendations for cancer prevention. By following these evidence based guidelines, you can significantly reduce your cancer risk.

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While research we fund may eventually play a part in some cancer patients’ care regimen, we do not work directly in cancer treatment.

Our work is focused on cancer prevention and cancer survival. We help patients and families understand the role lifestyle and nutrition plays in cancer health and overall well being. 

Generally speaking, we recommend diets that are mostly plant-based, and are full of meals that are comprised of whole-foods, vegetables, and small portions of animal protein. 

Our Food Facts library offers a wealth of nutritional resources, and can provide you with detailed information about numerous foods, grocery items, and diets.

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We can certainly offer you some good recommendations. Our recipes and nutritional resources have been developed through tremendous research, and are designed to help you make healthy, tasty dietary decisions.

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We sure do! 

Our online New American Plate Challenge is a twelve week educational program designed to help you eat smart and move more. 

And our new health and nutrition program Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen is an interactive, educational experience for cancer survivors.

We also organize online webinars and special events every year. So follow us on social media to stay in the loop!

We’d be happy to.  Our media library is filled with incredible informational videos, detailed brochures and guides, and easy-to-understand infographics.

Please explore what we’ve got to offer, and start finding the answers you’re looking for.

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Yes we can. In fact, we have a free Nutrition Hotline that gives you direct access to our incredible network of registered dietitians. 

Our dietitians can offer expertise on a range of topics related to nutrition and cancer health; including how to manage diet during and after a cancer diagnosis.

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There are a number of ways you can get involved with AICR’s mission. You can spread the word about us on social media, you can host a fundraiser on our behalf, or you can always make an outright donation.

The generosity of supporters like you plays a huge role in our work, and your passion is the engine that powers all our progress.

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Look up your favorite foods and find new additions for your grocery list in the AICR’s Food Facts library. Learn how certain foods fight cancer, identify ingredients to have in moderation and get ideas for recipes and meal planning.

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