(Arlington, VA, Tuesday, January 15, 2019) – There will soon be a new online resource to help cancer survivors heal from cancer treatment, reduce risk of recurrence, and achieve optimal wellness. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is launching the free and easily accessible iTHRIVE Plan, which will give survivors a lifestyle-based tool to feel better and to thrive.
AICR’s iTHRIVE Plan helps survivors identify their needs, interests, strengths and abilities in five areas – Diet, Movement, Environment, Rejuvenate and Spirit. In this personalized program, survivors select small, easy-to-accomplish daily steps that encourage each person to stay engaged with their wellness regime. It leads survivors to longer term healthful behavioral changes.
AICR provides evidence-based recommendations for cancer prevention that focus on the benefits of healthy eating, weight management, and physical activity for reducing the risk of cancer. The iTHRIVE Plan helps cancer survivors put these science-based recommendations into action, but this program also addresses other important areas which are integral for well-being.
AICR often gets questions from cancer survivors who want to improve their quality of life. That’s why it worked with the iTHRIVE Plan team to offer this exciting program to help you put the recommendations into action, while also addressing other important health and well-being areas.
The iTHRIVE program meets the Commission on Cancer Survivorship Care Plan mandate and is being used in Cancer Centers across the country. AICR worked with the iTHRIVE team using the expertise and experience of both the groups to adapt to the specific needs of AICR users. The developers of the original iTHRIVE Plan, Dr. Alschuler and Ms. Gazella, cancer survivors themselves, are exponents of an integrative approach to prevention, treatment and healing.
The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that it can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.