Association for International Cancer Research
Founded in 1979, the Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) has awarded over €135,000,000 in research grants in 32 different countries. AICR supports fundamental research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer by awarding research grants and fellowships. In the year ending September 2009, AICR awarded approximately £10 million in cancer research grants of which about half were outside the UK.
The AICR Head Office is based in St Andrews, Scotland and its charitable registration is at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. It does not appear in the Charity Commission register, which sometimes causes people to assume - incorrectly - that it is not a proper charity. However, the Charity Commission only regulates charities in England and Wales and its register does not include charities registered in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- "About AICR - cutting edge international cancer research". Association for International Cancer Research. Retrieved 29 June 2013.