"It's a mixture of everything; mainly, they are favorite recipes," said Tracey Slagle, practice coordinator for the cancer center and the center's Relay for Life team captain.
Cancer center staff, patients and family members have contributed to the book, which has more than 500 recipes.
Not only are there favorite recipes in the book, cancer center nurses have added a page of cancer prevention tips.
"There are some personal things in there as well," Ms. Slagle said. "One nurse had an encounter with a patient she wrote a poem about."
Ms. Slagle said they decided to do a cookbook because 2009 and 2010 are pivotal years for the Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and for the outpatient cancer center.
The Relay for Life, which will be May 15-16, is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and a new cancer center for outpatient treatment is scheduled to open in January.
The cookbook costs $15 and is available at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital gift shop and the Children's Medical Center's gift shop.
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