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Alice Bender

AICR Nutritionist Alice Bender, MS, RDN

The AICR Communications office provides journalists with access to the nation’s leading authorities on all the roles of diet, physical activity and weight management in cancer prevention, treatment and survival.

We can put you in touch with:

Cancer researchers

Contact us to talk to:

  • Laboratory scientists studying how diet and physical activity influence the cancer process at a molecular level
  • Clinical researchers investigating the role of diet, physical activity and body weight on cancer prevention – and survival
  • Epidemiologists studying how diet and physical activity influence cancer rates among entire populations

Registered dietitians

Our dietitians are trained to “bottom-line” the science – to put the sometimes confusing and contradictory research in practical terms.

  • What does a cancer-protective meal look like?
  • Which foods should be featured in your diet most often?
  • What is the link between meat and cancer?


Looking for an MD who talks to patients every day about diet’s role in cancer prevention, treatment and survival? We can help.

To arrange an interview with an AICR expert who can discuss the above topics contact Glen Weldon, AICR Director of Communications, at 1-800-843-8114 (202-328-7744 in D.C.) or email your request to

AICR Experts include:

Diet and Cancer Epidemiology

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH (Member, AICR/WCRF Expert Panel)
Larry Kolonel, MD, PhD (Member, AICR/WCRF Expert Panel)
Susan Higginbotham, PhD, MPH, RD, AICR Vice President of Research
Christine L. Sardo Molmenti, PhD, MPH, RD, AICR Science Advocate

Shaping Healthy, Cancer-Protective Meals

Alice Bender, MS, RDN, AICR Nutritionist
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, AICR Nutrition Advisor

Diet and Genetics in Cancer Prevention

Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD (Member, AICR/WCRF Expert Panel)

Cancer Survivorship

Diana Dyer, MS, RD
Steven Clinton, MD, PhD

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