Dr. Bruno Gagnon is a physician specialized in palliative care and an associate professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Laval University School of Medicine, and a clinician at the palliative care unit at Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. Also, he is a researcher with the Réseau Québécois de recherche en Soins PALliatifs et de fin de vie (RQSPAL) and the Équipe de Recherche Michel-Sarrazin en Oncologie psychosociale et Soins palliatifs (ERMOS).

His researches focus on healthcare, delirium, and cognitive loss in patients with advanced cancer, classification of pain related to cancer, the role of methadone and other NMDA receptor antagonist in the treatment of neuropathic pain, end of life care, administrative data, anorexia-cachexia, and clinical trials in palliative care.

L'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
6, rue McMahon
1899-6
Québec, Québec
Canada G1R 2J6
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Martin L, Muscaritoli M, Bourdel-Marchasson I, Kubrak C, Laird B, Gagnon B, Chasen M, Gioulbasanis I, Wallengren O, Voss AC, Goldwasser F, Jagoe RT, Deans C, Bozzetti F, Strasser F, Thoresen L, Kazemi S, Baracos V, Senesse P

Diagnostic criteria for cancer cachexia: reduced food intake and inflammation predict weight loss and survival in an international, multi-cohort analysis.

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J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 12 (5), 2021.

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Cléophat JE, Pelletier S, Déry A, Joly Y, Gagnon P, Marin A, Chiquette J, Gagnon B, Roy L, Bitzas V, Nabi H, Dorval M

Survey of palliative care providers' needs, perceived roles, and ethical concerns about addressing cancer family history at the end of life.

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Palliat Support Care, 19 (2), 2021.

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Evans JM, Mackinnon M, Pereira J, Earle CC, Gagnon B, Arthurs E, Gradin S, Walton T, Wright F, Buchman S

Building capacity for palliative care delivery in primary care settings: Mixed-methods evaluation of the INTEGRATE Project.

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Can Fam Physician, 67 (4), 2021.

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Gagnon B, Boyle A, Jolicoeur F, Labonte M, Taylor K, Downar J

Palliative care clinical rotations among undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees in Canada: a descriptive study.

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CMAJ Open, 8 (2), 2020.

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Centeno C, Roji R, Portela MA, De Santiago A, Cuervo MA, Ramos D, Gandara A, Salgado E, Gagnon B, Sanz A

Improved cancer-related fatigue in a randomised clinical trial: methylphenidate no better than placebo.

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BMJ Support Palliat Care, 2020.

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El-Assaad W, Nandi I, Smith H, Yang J, Gamache I, Rao T, Gruosso T, Guiot MC, Muller W, Park M, Mohammad AH, Kim SH, Bertos N, Chen OJ, Gagnon B, Tremblay ML, Sonenberg N, Teodoro JG

Elevated V-ATPase Activity Following PTEN Loss Is Required for Enhanced Oncogenic Signaling in Breast Cancer.

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Mol Cancer Res, 18 (10), 2020.

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Wang C, Grassau P, Lawlor PG, Webber C, Bush SH, Gagnon B, Kabir M, Spilg EG

Burnout and resilience among Canadian palliative care physicians.

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BMC Palliat Care, 19 (1), 2020.

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Arya A, Buchman S, Gagnon B, Downar J

Soins palliatifs en temps de pandémie: au-delà des respirateurs et des vies à sauver.

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CMAJ, 192 (42), 2020.

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Arya A, Buchman S, Gagnon B, Downar J

Pandemic palliative care: beyond ventilators and saving lives.

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CMAJ, 192 (15), 2020.

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Cleophat JE, Marin A, Pelletier S, Joly Y, Gagnon P, Dery A, Chiquette J, Gagnon B, Roy L, Bitzas V, Nabi H, Dorval M

What do cancer patients' relatives think about addressing cancer family history and performing genetic testing in palliative care?

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Eur J Hum Genet, 28 (2), 2020.

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Active projects

  • Age-related patterns in the experience of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, from 2019-10-01 to 2024-09-30
  • Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux., from 2014-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Interdisciplinary team in Early Functional Optimization (InTEFO): introducing a new optimization clinic to improve accessibility and efficiency of quality palliative care in advanced cancer patients., from 2014-02-01 to 2022-01-31
  • Volet québécois d’un registre national de soins palliatifs pour les patients atteints de la COVID-19, from 2020-10-01 to 2022-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Caractériser la perte cognitive et le ralentissement psychomoteur chez des patients avec cancer avancé ne souffrant pas de délirium , from 2019-01-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Managing cancer pain during the opioid crisis: A multidisciplinary, cross-Canada knowledge dissemination and research planning initiative, from 2019-05-01 to 2020-04-30
Data provided by the Université Laval research projects registery