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Dr. Murshed Publishes New Edition of ‘Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology’ by Elsevier in March 2019

New Book Offers Latest Cancer Treatment Recommendations for Physicians.

  • Authors around the World and USA, writes a Cancer Treatment Book to advance Cancer Cure and Care for patients.
  • The book is edited by local Cancer Specialist Hasan Murshed, MD.

Panama City, FL, March 27th – A new edition of Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology from Elsevier is now available. Edited by Dr. Hasan Murshed a board certified Radiation Oncologist, practices in Panama City, FL, published the 3rd edition of the book, now available on Elsevier, Amazon and all major book stores.

The field of Cancer management in general, and Radiation Oncology in specific, is rapidly changing. The exciting new techniques such as stereotactic treatments for intra and extra cranial diseases, proton radiation therapy and immunotherapy are only the few of the many, whose importance will increase significantly in the near future for all cancer patient’s treatment. Most notably new clinical studies and their associated data have led to changes in recent understanding and recommendations for cancer treatments, requiring this 3rd edition of Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology.

In his Foreword for the book Dr. Thomas Buchholz, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center appropriately summarizes “…this text book will help bring forward the many clinical and technical advances in radiation oncology to centers around the world, and in doing so, help raise the standard of care.

The new edition consists of 26 chapters, divided into four parts: Part I describes the basic science of radiation oncology; Part II describes techniques and modalities of radiation oncology; Part III describes the clinical science of radiation oncology and up to date treatment recommendations; Part IV describes palliative radiation treatments to improve the quality of life for cancer patients.

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Hasan Murshed, MD, MS, earned his medical degree from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and his Masters of Science in Medical Physics from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Afterwards he served as a Fellow at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Dr. Murshed has been in private practice for more than 15 years and is the Medical Director of Hope Regional Cancer Center, Panama City, FL, USA.

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Hope Regional Cancer Center is Proud to Announce the Availability of a State-Of-The-Art PET/CT Scanner For Our Patients

National Accreditation for PET/CT Scanner – We are proud to announce the arrival of our GE 16 slice PET/CT scanner. Our PET/CT scanner is accredited by the national accreditation organization American College of Radiology (ACR) mandating diagnostic quality and safety standards. The addition of PET/CT scanner to the Cancer Center will significantly benefit both our patients and patients in Bay County and the surrounding Medical Communities as a non-invasive detection and staging of cancers, neurological conditions and cardiovascular diseases.

With an order from the referring physician Hope Regional Cancer Center will now be able to perform the PET/CT for your patients. You will receive prompt interpretations from the trusted and dedicated team of Board-Certified Radiologists from Bay Radiology. You can also be confident that your patients will receive the best care that they deserve from our dedicated staff at the Cancer Center.

Please call our friendly staff at 850-481-1687 today to schedule your patients PET/CT scanning need.

Dr. Hasan Murshed Named “Top Doctor”

Panama City, FL – February 9, 2018 – Hasan Murshed, M.D., Medical Director at Hope Regional Cancer Center in Lynn Haven, was recently recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. With hundreds of thousands of doctors in the U.S., less than 10% have been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Murshed is the only radiation oncologist in Bay County and surrounding counties to achieve this distinction.

The mission of Castle Connolly is to help consumers find the best healthcare. Since 1991, they have been identifying physicians who achieve the best possible health outcomes. Physicians are nominated to be a Top Doctor by their peers. Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team then reviews the credentials of every physician being considered for inclusion, examining among other factors medical education, training, board certification, hospital appointments and professional achievements. Castle Connolly publications of America’s Top Doctors have been recognized by major television media outlets, newspapers and national and regional magazines. For more information visit

Dr. Murshed is board certified in radiation oncology. He received his medical degree from Dhaka University. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Alabama Birmingham and fellowship in IMRT/ Respiratory Gating at world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has authored numerous cancer-based publications including Clinical Fundamentals for Radiation Oncologists, a textbook which is currently used in many academic institutions.

Dr. Murshed started Hope Radiation Cancer Center in Lynn Haven in 2012. In 2017, the practice expanded its facility, grew their team of cancer care experts, added new services and changed its name to Hope Regional Cancer Center. In addition to radiation therapy, the practice now also offers precision and targeted chemotherapy, novel drug therapies and treatment of blood disorders. Patients benefit from the ability to consult with several medical specialists in one location regarding their diagnosis and treatment, while not having to worry about transferring medical histories or imaging studies from one provider to the next.

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Hasan Murshed, M.D.
Medical Director

IMMUNOTHERAPY: New Frontier in Fighting Cancer

Robert Oldham, M.D.
Hasan Murshed, M.D.

Immunotherapy is a treatment that uses the power of your body’s immune system to attack cancer cells. Your immune system is a collection of tissues, organs and cells that work together to protect you from infections and diseases. It can keep track of the substances normally found in your body. New “foreign” substances that the immune system doesn’t recognize cause it to go into self-defense mode to protect you by killing off these invaders.

Cancer cells are foreign to the body. As such, once the immune system recognizes the cancer cells in the blood stream, it then activates the T cells and other immune cells within the lymph nodes. These T cells are then transported to the site of the cancer location, where T cells recognize and kill the cancer cells.

The main types of immunotherapy now being used to treat cancer include:

  • Cancer Vaccines: Immune system cells are removed from the patient’s body, which are then sensitized to the cancer cells. The cells are infused back to the patient, which produces immune response to the cancer. Provenge vaccine is now approved for prostate cancer treatment. There are other cancer vaccines under development.
  • Monoclonal Antibodies: These are man-made versions of immune system tumor specific proteins that are designed to attack a specific cancer cell. Herceptin is a monoclonal antibody used in treating breast cancer.
  • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: These drugs alert and activate the immune system so tumor cells have no place to hide from the immune system. Most recently, Keytruda was approved for melanoma treatment and Opdivo was approved for lung cancer treatment.

Immunotherapy is administered through an IV or as a pill. Today, it is being used to treat many different types of cancer including melanoma, breast, lung, gastric, colorectal, cervical, kidney, bladder, prostate and ovarian cancer.

Immunotherapy is a relatively new therapy in the cancer fighting arsenal. It has been found to be effective for certain cancers when other treatments are not. As a combination therapy with other treatments, it may help them to work better. Side effects such as flu-like symptoms, fatigue, rash and dizziness may occur during or after treatment.

Fortunately, the Bay County community now has access to these novel immunotherapies at Hope Regional Cancer Center. If you are diagnosed with a cancer, before undergoing any treatment, you should talk with several cancer specialists to find out which treatment options are appropriate for you.

[Dr. Hasan Murshed and Dr. Robert Oldham are board-certified cancer specialists and consultants at the Bay Medical Regional Cancer Center and at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Reach them at 850-481-1697 or This information is intended for education only. For treatment, seek advice from your physician.]