Research In Cancer and Tumor

International Journal of Cancer and Tumor is a peer-reviewed international journal which provides a forum for prompt communication of original and innovative research findings that have relevance to understanding the etiology of cancer and to improving the treatment and survival of patients.

Anak Iamaroon

Editorial Board Member of Research In Cancer and Tumor

Professor, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Research Areas

Oral Biology, Oral Pathology, Oral Cancer Biology


2002Diplomate Thai Board, Oral Diagnostic SciencesThai Dental Council
1996Doctor of PhilosophyFaculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Canada
1992Master of Science (Oral Pathology)School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
1991Certificate in Anatomic PathologyHennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
1987Doctor of Dental Surgery Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


2006-presentFull Professor, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2000-2006Associate Professor, Chiang
1996-2000Instructor, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
1992-1996Teaching & Research Assistants, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Canada
1989-1992Teaching Assistant, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, U.S.A
1987-1989Instructor, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Academic Achievement

University Fellowship Award, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1994
Royal Thai Government Scholarship, 1994-1996

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Iamaroon A, Pongsiriwet S, Thosaporn W. Immunohistochemistry in Oral Pathology. Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 2000 (in Thai).
[2]  Iamaroon A, Chat-Uthai T. Personal Protection. In: Nittayananta W., ed. National Guidelines for Oral Health Care of HIV/AIDS Patients and Infection Control in Dental Practice. Lim Brothers Press: Songkhla, Thailand, 2000; pp.16-17.
[3]  Iamaroon A. Oral Cancer. Chiang Mai University: Chiang Mai, 2005 (in Thai).
[4]  Iamaroon A, Piboonniyom S-B. Epstein-Barr Virus and Its Association with Malignancies of the Head and Neck Region. In: Umar CS., ed. New Developments in Epstein-Barr Virus Research. Nova: Science Publishers, Inc.: New York, 2006, pp.179-210.
[5]  Iamaroon A, Piboonniyom S-O. Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Molecular Carcinogenesis, Markers and Novel Treatment. In: Pereira LS., ed. Cancer Research Perspectives. Nova Science Publishers Inc.: New York, 2008, pp. 11-71.
[6]  Koutlas I.G., Jessurun J., Iamaroon A. Immunohistochemical evaluation and in situ hybridization in a case of oral inverted ductal papilloma. J Oral Maxillofac Sur. 1994; 52:503-506.
[7]  Iamaroon A., Diewert V.M. Distribution of basement membrane components in the developing mouse primary palate. J Craniofac Genet Dev Biol. 1996; 16:48-51.
[8]  Iamaroon A., Tait B., Diewert V.M. Cell proliferation and expression of EGF, TGF-alpha and EGF-R in the developing primary palate. J Dent Res. 1996; 75:1534-1539.
[9]  Iamaroon A., Wallon U.M., Overall C.M., Diewert V.M. Expression of 72-kDa gelatinase (matrix metalloproteinase 2) in the devloping craniofacial complex of the mouse embryo. Arch Oral Biol. 1996; 41:1109-1119.
[10]  Iamaroon A., Vickers R.A. Characterization of verruciform xanthoma by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. J Oral Pathol Med. 1996; 25:395-400.
[11]  Ratkay L.G., Chowdhary R.K., Iamaroon A., Richter A.M., Neyndorff H.C., Keystone E.C., Waterfield J.D., Levy J.G. Amelioration of antigen-induced arthritis in rabbits by induction of apoptosis of inflammatory cells with local application of transdermal photodynamic therapy. Arthritis Rheu. 1998; 41:525-534.
[12]  Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S., Robison V., Youngchim S., et al. Oral manifestations of HIV infection in the northern Thai population: an epidemiological survey on 102 HIV-infected individuals. CM Dent J. 1999; 20:39-46.
[13]  Iamaroon A., Siripalangkanont S., Pongsiriwet S., Robison V. Oral penicilliosis in patients infected with human deficiency virus. A report of two cases. CM Dent J. 1999; 20:75-81.
[14]  Iamaroon A., Yongchim S. Penicillium marneffei: a review. CM Dent J. 1999; 20:13-22.
[15]  Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S. Intraoral blue nevus: a case report. CM Dent J. 2000; 21:1:73-75.
[16]  Prapayasatok S., Iamaroon A., Miles D.A., Kumchai T. A rare radiographic "sunray" appearance in fibrous dysplasia: case report. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2000; 29:245-248.
[17]  Pongsiriwet S, Iamaroon A., Sookasam M. Oral verruciform xanthoma. A case report. CM Dent J. 2000; 21:1:69-72.
[18]  Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S., Siwamoksatham P. Cytomegalovirus infection in the oral cavity of an AIDS patient. J Dent Assoc Thailand. 2002; 52:71-74.
[19]  Iamaroon A., Linpisarn S., Kuansuwan C. Iron and vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia in a vegetarian: a diagnostic approach by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and radioimmunoassay. Dent Update. 2002; 29:223-224.
[20]  Iamaroon A., Kumchai T., Prapayasatok S., et al. Immunohistochemical studies of a case of clear cell chondrosarcoma. J Hard Tissue Biol. 2002; 11:4-8.
[21]  Iamaroon A., Sukontason K., Sukontason K. Sparganosis: A Rare Case of the Oral Cavity. J Oral Pathol Med. 2002; 31:1-3.
[22]  Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S. Oral White Sponge Naevus: Case Report. Dent Update. 2003; 30: 252-253.
[23]  Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S., Mahanupab P., et al. Oral non-Hodgkin's lymphomas: the studies of EBV and p53 expression. Oral Dis. 2003; 9: 14-18.
[24]  Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S., Jittidecharaks S., et al. Increase of mast cells and tumor angiogenesis in oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Oral Pathol Med. 2003; 32: 195-199.
[25]  Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S. Lymphangioma of the tongue. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2003; 13: 62-63.
[26]  Pongsiriwet S., Iamaroon A., Patanaporn K., et al. Oral lesions and caries status in perinatally HIV-infected children in northern Thailand. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2003; 13: 180-185.
[27]  Thosaporn W., Iamaroon A., Porntrakulseri N., et al. Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma of the palate: a case report and a comparative immunohistochemical study with adenoid cystic carcinoma. J Dental Assoc Thailand. 2003; 53: 19-25.
[28]  Iamaroon A., Chaimano S., Linpisarn S., et al. Detection of Helicobacter pylori in recurrent aphthous ulceration by nested PCR. J Oral Sci. 2003; 45: 107-110.
[29]  Thosaporn W., Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S., et al. A comparative study of epithelial cell proliferation between the odontogenic keratocyst, orthokeratinized odontogenic cyst, dentigerous cyst, and ameloblastoma. Oral Dis. 2004; 10: 22-26.
[30]  Iamaroon A., Khemaleelakul U., Pongsiriwet S., et al. Co-expression of Ki67 and p53 and lack of EBV expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Oral Pathol Med. 2004; 33: 30-36.
[31]  Pongsiriwet S., Iamaroon A., Sriburee P., et al. Oral colonization of Candida species in perinatally HIV-infected children in Northern Thailand. J Oral Sci 2004; 46: 101-105.
[32]  Kerdpon D., Pongsiriwet S., Pangsomboon K., Iamaroon A., et al. Oral manifestations of HIV infection in relation to clinical and CD4 immunological status in northern and southern Thai patients. Oral Dis. 2004; 10: 138-144.
[33]  Prapayasatok S, Pongsiriwet S, Iamaroon A, et al. Oral health status of northern Thai patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. J Dent Assoc Thailand. 2004; 54: 1-8.
[34]  Iamaroon A., Pongsiriwet S., Pattanaporn K., et al. Analysis of 587 oral squamous cell carcinoma in northern Thailand with a focus on young people. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004; 33: 84-88.
[35]  Iamaroon A., Boonyawong P., Kranrit P., et al. Characterization of oral pemphigus vulgaris in Thai patients. J Oral Sci. 2006; 48: 43-46.
[36]  Iamaroon A., Pattamapun K., Piboonniyom S-O. Aberrant expression of SMAD4, a TGF-beta signaling molecule, in oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Oral Sci. 2006; 48: 105-109.
[37]  Iamaroon A., Krisanaprakornkit S., Janhom A., et al. A critical role for forensic odontology in disaster victim identification: the tsunami aftermath in Thailand. CM Dent J. 2006; 27: 17-24.
[38]  Krisanaprakornkit S., Kumchai T., Steger H.F., Bhoopat T., Iamaroon A. Microsatellite DNA typing for personal identification from tooth root. CM Dent J. 2006; 27: 101-110.
[39]  Karibe H., Suzuki A., Sekimoto T., Srithavaj MLT., B.S., M.S., Iamaroon A., Warita S., Kawakami T., Ogata K., Shirase T., Nakahara S. Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Attitudes of Dental Students in Three Countries. J Dent Educ. 2007; 71: 1457-1466.
[40]  Iamaroon A., Krisanaprakornkit S. Overexpression and activation of Akt2 in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2009; 45:e175-9.
[41]  Thongprasom K, Suwanpiyasiri C, Wongsa AS, Iamaroon A, Korkij W, Lohwongwatana, B, Sinpitaksakul, S, Nakpipat P. Case-report: nikel-induced oral pemphigus vulgaris. Acta Stomatologica Croat. 2011, in press.