Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research, opened in June 1998, is located on Shiraz School of medicine main campus at Zand Avenue. The institute is the first nation’s comprehensive center in which both immunological and biological aspects of cancer are under investigation.
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Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research (ICR)
School of Medicine
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
P.O. Box: 71345-3119
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Up to two postdoctoral fellows are now available at Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research under supervision of Dr. Ghaderi, ICR director. For more information, please contact to Dr. Ghaderi at

Journal Clubs and Seminars

The journal clubs or seminars meet regularly every two weeks for one hour, 8:30-9:30 A.M. on Sunday in lecture room, to review current research about clinical practice especially in the field of cancer research. ...

Highly cited papers

1. Treatment of osteoarthritis with infrapatellar fat pad derived mesenchymal stem cells in Rabbit (71 citations)
2. Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 promoter variants in breast cancer. (64

2. Stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) alleles and susceptibility to breast carcinoma (63 citations)

3. Adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) isolated from breast cancer tissue express .... (60 citations)

4. CTLA4 gene variants in autoimmunity and cancer: A comparative review. (36 citations)

5. IL-18 serum level and IL-18 promoter gene polymorphism in Iranian patients with gastrointestinal cancers (35 citations)

New publications


1. Abtahi S, Asadipour M, Ghaderi A. The Legacy of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Vindicating the Clonal Evolution Model of Cancer. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP. 2018;19(8):2029-30.

 2. Mehdipour F, Razmkhah M, Rezaeifard S, Bagheri M, Talei AR, Khalatbari B, et al. Mesenchymal stem cells induced anti-inflammatory features in B cells from breast tumor draining lymph nodes. Cell biology international. 2018. doi: 10.1002/cbin.11062
3.  Ghaderi F, Ahmadvand S, Ramezani A, Montazer M, Ghaderi A. Production and characterization of monoclonal antibody against a triple negative breast cancer cell line. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 2018;505(1):181-6.

4. Faghih Z, Deihimi S, Talei A, Ghaderi A, Erfani N. Analysis of T cell receptor repertoire based on Vbeta chain in patients with breast cancer. Cancer biomarkers : section A of Disease markers. 2018;22(4):733-45.

5.  Razmkhah M, Abtahi S, Ghaderi A. Mesenchymal stem cells, immune cells and tumor cells cross talk: A sinister triangle in the tumor microenvironment. Current stem cell research & therapy. 2018.
doi: 10.2174/1574888X13666180816114809


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Breast cancer congress
28-30 October 2015, Tehran, Iran
Journal club on 26th Farvardin
Cell therapy in cancer
4th European Congress of Immunology (ECI);Vienna 2015
6-9 September 2015 in Vienna. Abstract deadline of 30 April 2015
Seminar on 13th Bahman
Tolerogenic DC and Cancer
Seminar on 22th Day
An introduction to "T stem cell memory: TSCM"
Seminar on 17th Day
CRISPR-Cas9 as a versatile tool for genome engineering
10th International Congress of Breast Cancer