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At the recent American Society of Preventive Oncology, the Survivorship Special Interest Group held a breakfast session* in which four speakers gave presentations on innovative survivorship, community-based programs designed to provide cancer survivors with supportive services, both within and outside of the healthcare context.  One such program, the Harvest for Health Project at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB), was presented by Tony Glover, who serves as the Cullman County Extension Coordinator of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The program partners master gardeners in the State of Alabama with cancer survivors to create vegetable gardens at the survivors’ homes. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and Principal Investigator for Harvest for Health, wanted to see if gardening could help these survivors increase their... Read more