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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Rodrigues G, Lukka H, Warde P, Brundage M, Souhami L, Crook J, Cury F, Catton C, Mok G, Martin AG, Vigneault E, Morris J, Warner A, Maldonado SG, Pickles T, Genitourinary Radiation Oncologists of Canada

The prostate cancer risk stratification project: database construction and risk stratification outcome analysis.

Journal Article

J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 12 (1), pp. 60-9, 2014, ISSN: 1540-1405.

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Desbiens M, D'Amours M, Afsharpour H, Verhaegen F, Lavallee MC, Thibault I, Vigneault E, Beaulieu L

Monte Carlo dosimetry of high dose rate gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy.

Journal Article

Radiother Oncol, 109 (3), pp. 425-9, 2013, ISSN: 0167-8140.

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Keyes M, Crook J, Morton G, Vigneault E, Usmani N, Morris WJ

Treatment options for localized prostate cancer.

Journal Article

Can Fam Physician, 59 (12), pp. 1269-74, 2013, ISSN: 0008-350X.

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Rodrigues G, Lukka H, Warde P, Brundage M, Souhami L, Crook J, Cury F, Catton C, Mok G, Martin AG, Vigneault E, Morris J, Warner A, Gonzalez Maldonado S, Pickles T, Genitourinary Radiation Oncologists of Canada (GUROC)

The prostate cancer risk stratification (ProCaRS) project: recursive partitioning risk stratification analysis.

Journal Article

Radiother Oncol, 109 (2), pp. 204-10, 2013, ISSN: 0167-8140.

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Thibault I, Lavallee MC, Aubin S, Jain S, Laflamme N, Vigneault E

Management of Bartholin's gland carcinoma using high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy boost.

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Brachytherapy, 12 (5), pp. 500-7, 2013, ISSN: 1538-4721.

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Keyes M, Crook J, Morris WJ, Morton G, Pickles T, Usmani N, Vigneault E

Canadian prostate brachytherapy in 2012.

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Can Urol Assoc J, 7 (1-2), pp. 51-8, 2013, ISSN: 1911-6470.

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Thibault I, Lavallee MC, Aubin S, Laflamme N, Vigneault E

Inverse-planned gynecologic high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy: clinical outcomes and dose--volume histogram analysis.

Journal Article

Brachytherapy, 11 (3), pp. 181-91, 2012, ISSN: 1538-4721.

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Menkarios C, Vigneault E, Brochet N, Nguyen DH, Bahary JP, Jolicoeur M, Beauchemin MC, Villeneuve H, Van Nguyen T, Fortin B, Lambert C

Toxicity report of once weekly radiation therapy for low-risk prostate adenocarcinoma: preliminary results of a phase I/II trial.

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Radiat Oncol, 6 , pp. 112, 2011.

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Morton G, Loblaw A, Cheung P, Szumacher E, Chahal M, Danjoux C, Chung HT, Deabreu A, Mamedov A, Zhang L, Sankreacha R, Vigneault E, Springer C

Is single fraction 15 Gy the preferred high dose-rate brachytherapy boost dose for prostate cancer?

Journal Article

Radiother Oncol, 100 (3), pp. 463-7, 2011, ISSN: 0167-8140.

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Morrier J, Chretien M, Martin AG, Vigneault E, Beaulieu L

A more efficient, radiation-free alternative to systematic chest x-ray for the detection of embolized seeds to the lung.

Journal Article

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 78 (4), pp. 1052-6, 2010, ISSN: 0360-3016.

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Active projects

  • (FRSQ 92512) Demande concernant le financement de la bourse post-dostorale (fellow) en curiethérapie du Dr Thomas Reynaud, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2019-10-16 to 2020-10-15
  • 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
  • Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-05-01 to 2022-06-13
  • Chaire de recherche sur la curiethérapie guidée par imagerie, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, Chaires de recherche sans organismes subventionnaires, from 2015-05-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Projet de recherche avec étudiant post-doctoral en curiethérapie, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2017-10-05 to 2020-10-04

Recently finished projects

  • (FRSQ 91335) demande concernant la bourse post-doctorale en curiethérapie (Ibtihel Ben Aicha), Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, 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, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2017-02-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Evaluation of sphingolipid cermide and intracellular signaling markers of prostate ... prostate cancer receiving a hypofractionation regimen treatment combined with a high dose rate brachytherapy boost., Subvention, Canadian Urologic Oncology Group, from 2017-08-22 to 2019-08-21
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