Nigel Brockton is Vice President of Research at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). After more than two decades as a cancer researcher, a two-time cancer survivor and fervent cancer research advocate, he joined AICR in 2017. He now combines all of his passions directing the AICR research program spanning the cancer continuum— through cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. Nigel earned his PhD in the genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer risk from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He moved to Canada to establish his own research program (Cancer molecular epidemiology) focusing on the impact of lifestyle factors on cancer metastasis, particularly in breast, colorectal and head and neck cancers. He maintains an appointment (adjunct Associate Professor) at the University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, and continues to conduct collaborative research using the rich data and biospecimen resources within the prospective longitudinal studies, that he established, in Alberta.