Dr. Éric Vigneault is a radiation oncologist-clinician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at CHUQ, and a researcher in the oncology axis of the CHU Research Centre of Laval University-Quebec, affiliated with the Centre for Cancer Research at Laval University.

He is also Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University. Dr. Vigneault has been actively involved in the development of the first Iodine-125 prostate brachytherapy program in Canada, and is the pioneer of high dose-rate, non-permanent brachytherapy in Canada. He is the principal investigator of randomized phase II CCTG studies, comparing HDR brachytherapy with conventional radiotherapy in the treatment of intermediate-risk prostatic cancers (PR15), and comparing HDR brachytherapy with LDR monotherapy (PR19).

Dr. Vigneault is deeply involved at the national level, including as the former President of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists, as a member of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group (CUOG), as well as internationally as the Associate Editor of the Brachytherapy journal.

Since 2015, he holds the Research Chair in Image-guided Brachytherapy, whose mission is to integrate technological advances in the field of imaging, computer science, dosimetry optimization, radioactive source implantation systems, as well as clinical expertise to improve brachytherapy treatments for solid tumors, thereby promoting a better therapeutic ratio – i.e., an increase in tumor control and a decrease in toxicity. This research Chair is part of Laval University’s Program for the Advancement of Innovation, Research and Teaching, which aims to create a research environment that stimulates innovation, inventiveness and creativity among research professors.

The objectives of the Chair are:

  1. Improve the integration of real-time imaging, implantation and dosimetry systems to improve the quality and accuracy of radioactive material implantation in cancers.
  2. Develop protocols for treating tumor sites by brachytherapy.
  3. Promote clinical research to evaluate and compare tumor controls, toxicities, and quality of life assessment with conventional treatment, including dissemination of results and knowledge transfer;
  4. Promote the education and training of graduate students and fellows in the field of brachytherapy;
  5. Develop clinical databases of tissue banks collected to support translational research.
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Hsu IC, Rodgers JP, Shinohara K, Purdy J, Michalski J, Roach M, Vigneault E, Ivker RA, Pryzant RM, Kuettel M, Taussky D, Gustafson GS, Raben A, Sandler HM

Long-Term Results of NRG Oncology/RTOG 0321: A Phase II Trial of Combined High Dose Rate Brachytherapy and External Beam Radiation Therapy for Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate.

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Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 110 (3), 2021.

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Reynaud T, Hathout L, Carignan D, Barkati M, Martin AG, Foster W, Lacroix F, Delouya G, Taussky D, Morton G, Vigneault E

PSA outcomes and late toxicity of single-fraction HDR brachytherapy and LDR brachytherapy as monotherapy in localized prostate cancer: A phase 2 randomized pilot study.

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Brachytherapy, 2021.

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Lavallée MC, Cantin A, Monéger F, Lefebvre M, Foster W, Vigneault E, Beaulieu L

Commissioning of an intra-operative US guided prostate HDR system integrating an EM tracking technology.

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Brachytherapy, 2021.

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Saad F, Aprikian A, Finelli A, Fleshner NE, Gleave M, Kapoor A, Niazi T, North SA, Pouliot F, Rendon RA, Shayegan B, Sridhar SS, So A, Usmani N, Vigneault E, Chi KN

2021 Canadian Urological Association (CUA)-Canadian Uro Oncology Group (CUOG) guideline: Management of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).

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Can Urol Assoc J, 15 (2), 2021.

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Nabid A, Carrier N, Vigneault E, Van Nguyen T, Vavassis P, Brassard MA, Bahoric B, Archambault R, Vincent F, Bettahar R, Wilke D, Souhami L

Optimizing Treatment in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Phase 3 Trial.

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Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 111 (3), 2021.

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Nabid A, Carrier N, Vigneault E, Van Nguyen T, Vavassis P, Brassard MA, Bahoric B, Archambault R, Vincent F, Bettahar R, Wilke D, Souhami L

Androgen deprivation therapy and radiotherapy in intermediate-risk prostate cancer: A randomised phase III trial.

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Eur J Cancer, 143 , 2021.

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Kokorovic A, So AI, Hotte SJ, Black PC, Danielson B, Emmenegger U, Finelli A, Niazi T, Pouliot F, Shayegan B, Sridhar S, Vigneault E, Loblaw A, Rendon R

A Canadian framework for managing prostate cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recommendations from the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group and the Canadian Urological Association.

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Can Urol Assoc J, 14 (6), 2020.

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So AI, Chi KN, Danielson B, Fleshner NE, Kapoor A, Niazi T, Pouliot F, Rendon RA, Shayegan B, Sridhar S, Vigneault E, Saad F

Canadian Urological Association-Canadian Urologic Oncology Group guideline on metastatic castration-naive and castration-sensitive prostate cancer.

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Can Urol Assoc J, 14 (2), 2020.

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Ben Aicha I, Hathout L, Carignan D, Després P, Lavallée MC, Aubin S, Beaulieu L, Lacroix F, Foster W, Martin AG, Vigneault E

Dose to the bladder neck is not correlated with urinary toxicity in patients with prostate cancer treated with HDR brachytherapy boost.

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Brachytherapy, 19 (5), 2020.

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Bélanger C, Poulin É, Cui S, Vigneault É, Martin AG, Foster W, Després P, Cunha JAM, Beaulieu L

Evaluating the impact of real-time multicriteria optimizers integrated with interactive plan navigation tools for HDR brachytherapy.

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Brachytherapy, 19 (5), 2020.

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Active projects

  • Chaire de recherche sur la curiethérapie guidée par imagerie, from 2015-05-01 to 2022-03-31
  • The impact of Monte Carlo dose calculations on prostate and breast low-dose rate brachytherapy dose-outcome relationships and radiobiological modeling, from 2020-10-01 to 2025-09-30

Recently finished projects

  • (FRSQ 92512) Demande concernant le financement de la bourse post-dostorale (fellow) en curiethérapie du Dr Thomas Reynaud, from 2019-10-16 to 2020-10-15
  • Demande concernant la bourse post-doctorale en curiethérapie (Ibtihel Ben Aicha), from 2019-08-26 to 2020-08-25
  • Détresse et satisfactions face au processus informationnel et décisionnel lors d'un cancer de la prostate localisé, from 2017-02-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Projet de recherche avec étudiant post-doctoral en curiethérapie, from 2017-10-05 to 2020-10-04
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