Dr. Brigitte Poirier is a surgeon-oncologist at the CHU de Québec-Laval University. She is also a clinical researcher at the Research Center of the CHU de Québec-Laval University, and a clinical professor at Laval University School of Medicine. Dr. Poirier is part of the research group of the Centre des Maladies du Sein of CHU de Québec-Laval University.
Using structured breast cancer data
The Centre des Maladies du Sein research team has a comprehensive database of all cancers diagnosed since 1974; more than 12,000 patients are listed. A database of biopsy data from 1999 is also available; data on more than 34,000 biopsies are listed. These databases allow quality publications that modify the management and follow-up of cancers and benign breast diseases.
Offer innovative treatments
The Centre des Maladies du Sein of CHU de Québec-Laval University research group is one of the largest in Canada, offering innovative treatments for breast cancer. More than 50 clinical trials are active at all times and are offered to patients who consult at the clinic or are referred by clinics/hospitals in the area. These clinical trials provide access to innovative experimental medications and develop the expertise of our world-renowned oncologists.
Support the quality of life
The Centre des Maladies du Sein of CHU de Québec-Laval University research group is a pioneer in quality of life studies in breast cancer, from total mastectomy to partial mastectomy, to the use of the cooling cap to counteract hair loss, promoting physical activity to improve survivorship, including optimal preservation of the axillary lymph nodes. The research group is at the forefront of studies promoting quality of life, despite the adverse effects of the disease on an individual’s life.
1050, chemin Sainte-Foy
Centre des maladies du sein Deschênes-Fabia
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5-year analysis of neoadjuvant pertuzumab and trastuzumab in patients with locally advanced, inflammatory, or early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer (NeoSphere): a multicentre, open-label, phase 2 randomised trial.Journal Article
Lancet Oncol, 17 (6), pp. 791-800, 2016, ISSN: 1470-2045.
Is there an Upgrading to Malignancy at Surgery of Mucocele-Like Lesions Diagnosed on Percutaneous Breast Biopsy?Journal Article
Breast J, 22 (2), pp. 173-9, 2016, ISSN: 1075-122X.
Association of Telomere Length with Breast Cancer Prognostic Factors.Journal Article
PLoS ONE, 11 (8), pp. e0161903, 2016.
Immune modulation of pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant HER2-directed therapies in the NeoSphere trial.Journal Article
Ann Oncol, 26 (12), pp. 2429-36, 2015, ISSN: 0923-7534.
Sentinel node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in biopsy-proven node-positive breast cancer: the SN FNAC study.Journal Article
J Clin Oncol, 33 (3), pp. 258-64, 2015, ISSN: 0732-183X.
Evaluation of eligibility and recruitment in breast cancer clinical trials.Journal Article
Breast, 23 (4), pp. 385-92, 2014, ISSN: 0960-9776.
Comparison of serious adverse events between the original and a generic docetaxel in breast cancer patients.Journal Article
Ann Pharmacother, 48 (4), pp. 447-55, 2014, ISSN: 1060-0280.
Characteristics associated with upgrading to invasiveness after surgery of a DCIS diagnosed using percutaneous biopsy.Journal Article
Anticancer Res, 34 (3), pp. 1183-91, 2014, ISSN: 0250-7005.
Eligibility criteria in randomized phase II and III adjuvant and neoadjuvant breast cancer trials: not a significant barrier to enrollment.Journal Article
Clin Trials, 9 (5), pp. 652-9, 2012, ISSN: 1740-7745.
Low frequency of cancer occurrence in same breast quadrant diagnosed with lobular neoplasia at percutaneous needle biopsy.Journal Article
Radiology, 263 (1), pp. 43-52, 2012, ISSN: 0033-8419.
- Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
Recently finished projects
- MA-12: Étude randomisée à double insu visant à comparer le tamoxifène avec un placebo chez les patientes atteintes d'un cancer du sein étendu aux ganglions lymphatiques et qui ont complété une chimiothérapie adjuvante ..., Subvention, L'Institut de recherche de la Société canadienne du cancer, Subvention de recherche, from 1997-04-01 to 2020-03-31
- NSABP Breast Cancer Treatment Protocols, Subvention, National Institute of Health (USA), Subvention de recherche, from 1997-02-01 to 2020-01-31