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Frequently Asked Questions



What research studies have you funded with the proceeds from the sale of your book?

Many people have written to ask what type of research projects I have helped to fund with the proceeds from the sale of my books.

The Diana Dyer Cancer Survivors' Nutrition and Cancer Research Endowment helps to fund research projects focusing on nutrition strategies, either during treatment or recovery, to increase the chances for long-term survival after a cancer diagnosis. My endowment is located at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) in Washington, DC. AICR, founded in 1983, is the only non-profit cancer organization devoted exclusively to education and research about the nutrition and cancer connection.

A list of the projects that my endowment has helped to fund follows:

  • 2001 – A Potential Role for Ascorbic Acid as a Chemosensitizing Agent in Multiple Myeloma, J. Grad McCafferty, PhD, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • 2002 – Antioxidant and Oxidative Status of Children on Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), K. Kelly, MD, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2003 – Chronobiological Principles to Maximize Efficacy of Alternative Dietary Therapeutics, J. Burton, MD, Center for Molecular Medicine and Immunology, Belleville, NJ
  • 2004 – Cooked Meat, DNA Repair Genes and Breast Cancer Risk, Recurrence, and Survival, Susan Steck-Scott, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2005 – Effects of Brassica or Indole-3-Carbinole among Prostectomy Patients with PSA Recurrence, Jay Fowke, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 2007 - A culturally specific dietary plan to manage weight gain among African American breast cancer survivors, Renee Royak-Schaler, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Additional donations are always welcome and useful to help fund additional valuable research defining the nutritional choices that are likely to be helpful for cancer survivors. If interested in making a future donation to my endowment, please call AICR and ask to speak to Heather Morgan, Director of Development.


posted 09/02, updated 09/05, 12/06, 9/07

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These questions and answers are intended to be of a general informative nature. Please consult with the Registered Dietitian in your cancer center or your health care provider for nutritional advice that can be individualized to your specific medical condition.

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Phone/Fax: 734/996-9260

P.O. Box 130221, Ann Arbor, MI  48113

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