American Institute for Cancer Research

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is a large American cancer research organization associated with the World Cancer Research Fund umbrella organization.

Its stated mission is:

* to fund research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk
* to interpret the accumulated scientific literature in the field
* to educate people about choices they can make to reduce their chances of developing cancer

In November 2007, the AICR, in conjunction with WCRF, published 'Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective', ISBN: 978-0-9722522-2-5, and freely downloadable from its official website [ [http://www.dietandcancerreport.org/ Dietandcancerreport.org] ] . This 537-page analysis is designed to be an authoritative compendium on the origins of cancer. The AICR sees it as leading to concrete recommendations for public policy and it will be publishing a policy report in 2008.

The report is the result of a five-year process that has seen teams of scientists around the world sifting through 500,000 studies on the link between cancer and diet, physical activity and weight, before identifying the 7,000 most relevant. A panel of 21 world-renowned experts, chaired by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, then made recommendations.

ee also

*Cancer and diet

References

External links

* cite web
author =
year =
url = http://www.aicr.org/
title = American Institute for Cancer Research
format =
work = Official website
publisher =
accessmonthday=29 January
accessyear = 2006

* cite web
author =
year =
url = http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pub_nap_index_22
title = The New American Plate Cookbook
format =
work = Cookbook from AICR

* [http://www.dietandcancerreport.org/ "Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective" official website]

* [http://charityreports.bbb.org/public/Report.aspx?CharityID=982 Report] from BBB Wise Giving Alliance

* [http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/3264.htm Ratings] from Charity Navigator


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Institute for Cancer Research — can refer to at least two separate organizations:* American Institute for Cancer Research, located in Washington, DC * Institute for Cancer Research (founded in 1927); in 1974, it merged with the American Oncologic Hospital (founded in 1904) to… …   Wikipedia

  • Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research — The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) is a global non profit medical research institute that undertakes laboratory and clinical research into cancer, conducting and sponsoring its own early phase clinical trials to investigate its… …   Wikipedia

  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research — The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is a biomedical research organization that conducts basic research on genes and proteins that control fundamental processes in living cells to analyze diseases and find keys to their causes, treatment,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cancer research — This article is about research into cancer, in general. For the UK based charity, see Cancer Research UK. For the journal, see Cancer Research (journal). University of Florida Cancer Hospital Cancer research is basic research into cancer in order …   Wikipedia

  • World Cancer Research Fund — The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), also known as World Cancer Research Fund International, is a cancer research umbrella organization based in London, England. It operates branches in the United States (the American Institute for Cancer… …   Wikipedia

  • Friends of Cancer Research — ( FOCR ) Friends of Cancer Research is a non profit organization dedicated to accelerating the nation’s progress toward prevention and treatment of cancer by mobilizing public support for cancer research funding and providing education on key… …   Wikipedia

  • Clinical Cancer Research —   Abbreviated title (ISO) Clin. Cancer Res. Discipline …   Wikipedia

  • Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases — The Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases is a research institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.. Dedicated in 1963, the mission of the Eppley Institute is to perform and encourage… …   Wikipedia

  • Walker Cancer Research Institute — The Walker Cancer Research Institute (WCRI) is a small American cancer research organization consisting of two laboratories located in the states of Florida and Michigan and principle organizational offices in Maryland. WCRI and the affiliated… …   Wikipedia

  • Mexican Institute for Family and Population Research — Mexican Institute of Family and Population Research 200px Formation 1985 Location Mexico City, Mexico President Susan Pick Website …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.