Breast Cancer Book Takes on American Cancer Society in National Indie Excellence Awards

Top Quote Book by Georgia physician, Dr. Robert Pendergrast tops the list for a national book award. End Quote
  • Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (1888PressRelease) June 03, 2011 - Dr. Robert A. Pendergrast Jr.'s self help book for women, "Breast Cancer - Reduce Your Risk with Foods You Love," is a finalist in the 2011 Indie Excellence National Book Awards.

    Pendergrast is Director of Adolescent Medicine and the Pediatric Mind-Body Clinic at Georgia Health Sciences University. His book, published by Penstokes Press in January 2011, was honored under Indie's Cancer Category where the winner was the "American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Survivors-Second Edition."

    Books were judged and selected for overall excellence of presentation by independent experts representing the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.

    "I wrote this book with the goal of empowering women with the knowledge they need to make cancer- preventing choices," Pendergrast said. "The best science is clear that we could actually prevent at least 73,000 breast cancer cases yearly in the United States alone, not by early detection, but by primary prevention. Simply put, most women do not know that they can make choices every day that decrease their chance of ever having breast cancer, and we need to get that information out as widely and as fast as we can."

    Pendergrast's expertise includes complementary and alternative medicine, nutrition, palliative care and teenage obesity. The 1983 graduate of GHSU's Medical College of Georgia received the 2010 and 2011 Exemplary Teaching Award from the GHSU Department of Pediatrics.

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