Who's Who

Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani

Scientist (Pathologist)

Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group


Clinical & Surgical Pathologist

Academic Degrees

1998Speciality in medicinePathologyUniversity of Medical SciencesTehranIran
1994DoctorateGeneral MedecineUniversity of Medical SciencesTehranIran

Current Research Projects

  • GEMINI studies (Gastroesophageal malignancies in Northern Iran)
    IARC as one of the main collaborators

  • HPV and Upper aero-digestive tract cancer study-ARCAGE
    IARC Coordinator (Paul Brennan)

  • HPV and head & neck cancer: geographic prevalence study
    IARC Coordinator (Paul Brennan)

  • HPV and lung cancer: a central European case-control study
    IARC Coordinator (Paul Brennan)

  • Cancer genomics of the kidney (CAGEKID) project
    ICGS project, IARC as one of the coordinators (Paul Brennan)

Selected Publications

Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani, Doraine Gouas, Stepahnie Villar, Masoud Sotoudeh, Pierre Hainaut (2011) TP53 mutations and HBX status analysis in hepatocellular carcinomas from Iran: evidence for lack of association between HBV genotype D and TP53 R249S mutations Hepatitis Res Treat : Epub 2011

Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani, Farin Kamangar, Masoud Sotoudeh, . Paul Brennan, Paolo Boffetta, Reza Malekzadeh, Pierre Hainaut (2011) Extremely high TP53 mutation load in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Golestan province, Iran PLoS One; 6(12) : Epub 2011

Kirtika Patel, Semion Mining, Johnston Wakhisi, Tarik Gheit, Massimo Tommasino, Ghislaine Martel-Planche, Pierre Hainaut, Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani. (2011) TP53 mutations, human papilloma virus DNA and inflammation markers in esopgaheal squamous cell carcinoma from the Rift Valley, a high-incidence area in Kenya BMC Res Notes; 4(1) : Epub ahead of print

Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani, Farin Kamangar F, Stephen M Hewitt, Pierre Hainaut, Masoud Sotoudeh, Christian Abnet, Philip Taylor, Paolo Boffetta, Reza Malekzadeh, Sanford Dawsey (2010) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure in oesophageal tissue and risk of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in north-eastern Iran GUT; 59(9) : 1178-83

Islami F, Pourshams A, Nasrollahzadeh D, Kamangar F, Fahimi S, Shakeri R, Abedi-Ardekani B, Merat S, Vahedi H, Semnani S, Abnet C, Brennan P, Moller H, Saidi F, Dawsey s, Malekzadeh R, Boffetta P (2009) Tea drinking habits and oesophageal cancer in a high risk area in northern Iran: population based case-control study BMJ; 338 : B929

Scientific Societies Membership

Member of the Iranian Society of Pathologists since 1998
Member of the Iranian Medical Council since 1994

Prizes, Honours

Sep.1998: Second top graduate in Iranian Board of Pathology, Tehran (Iran) University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
April 2007: Distinguished achievement award by Social security Organization for 9 years of valuable service in the field of medicine in Social Security Organization, Karaj, Iran
Feb. 2011: Distinguished published article in an international journal with high impact factor, (Abedi-Ardekani B, et al. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure in oesophageal tissue and risk of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in north-eastern Iran. Gut. 2010 Sep;59(9):1178-83;12th Avicenna Festival, Tehran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran