Dr. Ladan Fazli

Ladan Fazli

M.D. School of Medicine, National University of Iran, Tehran
Clinical and Anatomical Pathology Residency, National University of Iran, Tehran

Associate Members

Research Pathologist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Adjunct Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC


As a research pathologist at the VPC, Dr. Fazli uses sophisticated technologies in modern molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, cell biology and tissue pathology to analyze data and interpret results. From 1999 to 2002, she held the same position at Kinetek Pharmaceutical Inc, as part of target discovery group. She holds a medical degree and specialized in anatomical and clinical pathology at the National University of Iran.

In addition to extensive experience as a pathologist in tumor and normal morphologic diagnosis, Dr. Fazli has established and upgraded research pathology lab equipped with a high-throughput autostainer for IHC, CISH and FISH, a laser micro-dissection system, a tissue micro-arrayer and a high-throughput digital image scanning system. In the last 12 years, she has co-authored over 100 peered-reviewed papers.

Dr. Fazli’s main expertise is validation of prognostic and predictive prostate cancer biomarkers by immunohistochemical and chromogenic in situ hybridization studies on tissue microarrays of human tumor tissue samples.

Dr. Fazli also manages the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Biobank and supports the high volumes of patient samples needed for research and potential new drugs and therapies. She works to improve existing standards for collection and management of samples to raise sample quality standards and to ensure timely access to high quality biological samples.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.


2016 Step Up team

Step Up Challenge fundraiser: February 25, 2018

The annual Step Up Challenge, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Canada, takes place in Vancouver on Sunday February 25. Click here to sponsor our relay team as they climbs 379 floors. Click here to volunteer to help with the event.

It's a Snow Day poster

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour: March 9

Mt. Seymour is hosting It's A Snow Day, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, on Friday March 9. The event will include slope time, a reception, and a silent auction. Click here for more details including how to register, donate and/or sponsor.




Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Discovery of a promising new medication to block "master key" of cancer growth

Dr. Chris Ong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Drs. Wyatt and Chi: ctDNA predicts resistance to AR-targeted therapy

VCHRI News article on study of ctDNA predicting resistance to AR-targeted therapy

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