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:: Cancer Quality of Life department ::

AWT IMAGECancer Quality of Life Group

Cancer incidence is increasing worldwide. Earlier diagnosis and improvement in cancer treatment especially in breast cancer have led to a growing number of cancer survivors. Therefore, the quality of life in cancer patients has become a matter of great importance and particular attention in management of the disease.

To meet this need, Cancer Quality of Life department has been established in 2010. Simultaneously, our clinics including rehabilitation clinic, lymphedema and physiotherapy clinic, family consultation and sex therapy clinic have commenced to visit cancer patients.


  1.  To study of different aspects of quality of life in cancer patients
  2. To validate and standardize the questionnaire for evaluating of quality of life in Iranian cancer patients
  3. To examine different ways to improve quality of life by conducting different applied studies in this area
  4. Knowledge dissemination regarding quality of life in cancer patients through scientific publications and conferences

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:: Group Members ::
  • Faculty Members: 

Akram-Sadat Sajadian

  • Head of the Group 
  • Ph.D. (candidate) Family Counselling
  • Assistant Professor of Research 

Email: assajadiyahoo.com                 Tel: +982188791120                 

Shahpar Haghighat, MD, MPH, Ph.D. (Epidemiology), Lymphotherapist 

  • Assistant Professor of Research 

Email: sha_haghighatyahoo.com

Zahra Sheikhi, MD, Ph.D ,Lymphologist

  • MD.PhD.Lymphologist
  • Assistant Professor 
  • Quality of life Department,
  • Cancer Institute,ACECR.
  • Member of International Society Lymphology,USA

Email: dr.shaikhi88yahoo.com     CV


Esmat Alsadat Hashemi , MD 

  • General Surgeon 
  • Assistant Professor 
Email: hashemy1277yahoo.com                  CV 

Ali Montazeri Moghadam, PhD 

  • Public Health & Community Medicine
  • Full Professor of Research 
Email: Montazeriacecr.ac.ir                              CV
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:: Publications ::

Selected Publications:

  • Montazeri A, Vahdaninia M, Ebrahimi M, Jarvandi S. The hospital anxiety and depression scale(HADS): translation and validation study of the Iranian version. health and quality of life outcomes 2033:1-14. Pubmed
  • Montazeri A. Persistant pain following breast cancer surgery. Women’s health 2010, 6:175-177. Pubmed
  • Sajadian A, Montazeri A. Europian journal of cancer supplements
  • Haghighat Sh, Lotfi Tokaldani M, Yunesian M, Akbari ME, Nazemi F, Weiss J. Comparing two treatment methods for post mastectomy lymphedema: Complex Decongestive Therapy alone and in combination with intermittent Pneumatic Compression. Lymphology 2010, 43:25-33. Pubmed
  • Montazeri A. Palliative care for cancer patients: integration into oncology practice. future science group
  • Haghighat Sh, Lotfi Tokaldani M, Yunesian M, Akbari ME, Nazemi F, Weiss J. Predictive factors of response to phase 1 complete decongestive therapy in upper extremity lymphedema following breast cancinoma in Iran. Lymphology 2013, 46:97-104.
  • Haghighat S, Akbari A, Ansari M, Homaei Shandiz F, Najafi N, Ebrahimi M, Yunesian M, MIrzaei Hamidreza, Akbari M. Risk Factors of Lymph Edema in Breast Cancer Patients. International Journal of Breast Cancer 2013, 1-7.
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