Worldwide Cancer Research

About Worldwide Cancer Research

The Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) is an independent, non-profit organization that was established in Scotland in 1980 to support fundamental research into cancer. The term “cancer” refers to a group of diseases that are characterized by uncontrolled cellular growth that may invade surrounding tissues and spread (metastasize) to other bodily tissues or organs. Different cancers may be classified based upon the organ and cell type involved, the nature of the malignancy, and the disease’s clinical course. The Association for International Cancer Research is committed to funding research in areas that are relatively underfunded or unexplored. A major aspect of AICR’s approach is to recognize the importance of international collaborations in studying the varying frequency of the different forms of cancer from country to country. The association funds research projects in many different countries and encourage collaboration between individual research grant recipients.