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October 2008
Issue 28
AICR is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention,
interprets the evidence, and educates the public about the results.
Feature Article

Welcome From
Marilyn Gentry

Marilyn Gentry

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better time for an update on the much-studied subject of soy and breast cancer, an issue that concerns so many of us. You’ll also find a handy guide to Web sites that can help you stay healthy, a fun quiz and, as always, a healthful, cancer-protective recipe.  Enjoy!  Marilyn Gentry's Signature

Combined Federal Campaign AICR #1142
Soy Beans

Soy and Breast Cancer: The Emerging Consensus

First, the research suggested soy was protective. Then some studies indicated it might raise risk. Now, finally, the confusion is giving way to clarity.

In Brief
Laptop and Weights

Good Health Is Just a Click Away

Need help getting more active in ways that will lower your cancer risk? Here’s our guide to several free online tools that’ll keep you on track.

magnifying glass focused on a question mark

The Nut of It: An AICR Quiz

Nuts are back in the nutrition news; take this quick quiz to see how well you’ve been keeping up.

Pumpkin Bisque

Anatomy of a Recipe: Pumpkin Bisque

Mouse over the highlighted words in this recipe to get tips on its preparation, background on its cancer-fighting components, and more.
Lone Swimmer

The Sultans of Swim

Talk about commitment: Read about the six hardy souls who swam the Straits of Gibraltar last month, raising thousands of dollars to support AICR.

Today the American Institute for Cancer Research:
- Funds research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk;
- Interprets the accumulated scientific literature in the field; and
- Educates people about choices they can make to reduce their chances of developing cancer.

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