About Our Blog

Here’s where you’ll find stories on the research involving diet, physical activity and weight as it relates to cancer prevention and survival. Our blog is a great source for new studies, putting hot topics on cancer into context, and ideas for adding physical activity and cancer-protective foods into your day. Our regular bloggers include:


Alice RD

Alice G. Bender, MS, RDN, is the Head of Nutrition Programs at AICR. She helps put the science of cancer prevention by providing tips and tools to choose nutritious and delicious foods. Alice has guided thousands of individuals to healthier lives through diet changes and choices.

Karen Collins
Karen Collins

Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, is AICR’s Nutrition Advisor. Karen is a speaker, writer and consultant who specializes in helping people make sense of nutrition news. You can follow her blog, Smart Bytes®, through her website and follow her on Twitter @KarenCollinsRD.


Melissa Halas-Liang

Melissa Halas-Liang is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator with a masters in nutrition education. She is founder of SuperKids Nutrition Inc., where she is “saving the world, one healthy food at a time.” Read more about her Super Crew characters and visit her site www.superkidsnutriton.com. Then discover how nutrition can help you live your best health potential through her on-line courses and b...


Sonja Goedkoop

Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, is the lead registered dietitian at Zesty, Inc. She is passionate about helping others improve their health through diet and physical activity and believes eating nutritious food should be easy and taste great. You can follow her on Twitter @SonjaGoedkoopRD.


Dana Jacobi

Dana Jacobi takes a fresh look at deliciously healthy food. Her Something Different recipes are inspired by local produce, the seasons, and bold ethnic flavors. She is the author of fifteen cookbooks, six for Williams-Sonoma. Cooking Light, O:The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times and many other publications have featured her articles. A devoted teacher, her classes feature recipes along with technique, also a frequent subject in...


Mya Nelson

Mya R. Nelson is at American Institute for Cancer Research, where she writes about the research in the field.


Julia Quam

Julia Quam, MSPH, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist for I.L. Creations, a food service company based in Rockville, MD, committed to making it easy for customers to make healthy choices. Julia is passionate about educating others about nutrition, physical activity, and healthy cooking.


Susan Higginbotham PhD RD

Susan Higginbotham is AICR's Vice President of Research