PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies.
Our clinical research programs are breaking new ground in diabetes, cancer, and other serious conditions.
PCRM’s Cancer Project has provided vital information to tens of thousands of people.
The New Four Food Groups is PCRM’s innovative proposal for a federal nutrition policy that puts a new priority on health.
Our public service announcement series features medical experts on prevention and health.
Research Advocacy We encourage higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research:
We oppose unethical human experiments. While great strides have been made in eliminating such experiments, problems remain. For example, children are still given synthetic growth hormone in experiments to make them taller, and both children and adults are exposed to unnecessary new drugs which have toxic effects.
We promote alternatives to animal research and animal testing. We have worked to put a stop to gruesome experiments, such as the military’s cat-shooting studies, DEA narcotics experiments, and monkey self-mutilation projects. We also promote nonanimal methods in medical education. Currently, more than three-quarters of all U.S. medical schools have dropped their animal labs for medical students.
Since 1985, PCRM has been influencing advancements in medicine and science. We advocate for preventive medicine, especially good nutrition, conduct clinical research, and advocate for higher ethical standards in research. Our membership includes 150,000 health care professionals and concerned citizens.
PCRM is a nonprofit 501c3 organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.
PCRM’s advisory board includes 18 health care professionals from a broad range of specialties:
Leslie Brown, M.D., Pontchartrain Pediatrics T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Cornell University Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., The Cleveland Clinic Roberta Gray, M.D., F.A.A.P., Pediatric Nephrology Consultant Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Dr.PH., M.S., R.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Henry J. Heimlich, M.D., Sc.D., The Heimlich Institute David Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Lawrence Kushi, Sc.D., Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente John McDougall, M.D., McDougall Program, St. Helena Hospital Milton Mills, M.D., Gilead Medical Group Baxter Montgomery, M.D., Houston Cardiac Association and HCA Wellness Center Carl Myers, M.D., Sonoran Desert Oncology Ana Negrón, M.D., Community Volunteers in Medicine and family physician Myriam Parham, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., East Pasco Medical Center William Roberts, M.D., Baylor Cardiovascular Institute Joan Sabaté, M.D., Dr.PH., Loma Linda University Nutrition School of Public Health Gordon Saxe, M.D., M.P.H.,Ph.D., Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego Andrew Weil, M.D., University of Arizona