Dr. Pouliot obtained doctorates in medicine (M.D.) and in Physiology-Endocrinology (Ph.D.) from Laval University. After completing a residency in Urology (F.R.C.S.C.), he did a post-doctoral fellowship in Urologic Oncology and molecular imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Since 2010, he has practiced as a urologist-oncologist in the Quebec City University Hospital Center. He is also an assistant professor in Laval University’s Department of surgery. He oversees the CHU de Québec multidisciplinary clinic in castration-resistant prostate cancer. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Prostate Cancer Canada/Movember Rising Star Award. He is also the recipient of the FRQS Clinical Research Scholars Junior 1 and 2. His clinical and preclinical research interests include the detection and characterization of advanced prostate cancers using transcriptional amplification systems or positron emission tomography (PET) with tracers such as fluoro-deoxyglucose or PSMA ligands (PyL, MP-1404).

His research program has four aims: 1) To develop a dynamic imaging method of circulating tumor cells based on a transcriptional amplification system allowing the sensitive detection of a luminescent reporter gene under the control of prostate cancer specific promoters. This microscopy method will allow to predict the patient’s response to systemic treatments, by analysing the circulating tumor cell responses to treatment in ex vivo culture. 2) Use positron emission tomography imaging (PET/CT) as a quantitative method to assess metastasis individual response, in addition to global response to systemic treatment. 3) Develop a prostate cancer immunotherapy based on a transcriptional amplification system specific to prostate cancer. This vaccine vector will allow the introduction of recombinant genes in patient’s prostate cancer cells to induce an efficient immune response against cancer cells. 4) Characterize the androgen receptor (AR) activation in castration resistant prostate cancer patients. This project aims to determine which steroids activate the AR under chemical castration and to identify new AR interacting partners using proteomics.

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Nayan M, Jalali S, Kapoor A, Finelli A, So A, Rendon R, Breau RH, Lavallee LT, Tanguay S, Heng D, Kawakami J, Basappa NS, Bjarnason G, Pouliot F, Hamilton RJ

Diabetes and kidney cancer survival in patients undergoing nephrectomy: A Canadian multi-center, propensity score analysis.

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Urol Oncol, 2019, ISSN: 1078-1439.

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Wong ECL, Di Lena R, Breau RH, Pouliot F, Finelli A, Lavallee LT, So A, Tanguay S, Fairey A, Rendon R, Richard PO, Lattouf JB, Kawakami J, Mallick R, Kapoor A

Morphologic subtyping as a prognostic predictor for survival in papillary renal cell carcinoma: Type 1 vs. type 2.

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Urol Oncol, 2019, ISSN: 1078-1439.

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Emmett L, Metser U, Bauman G, Hicks RJ, Weickhardt A, Davis ID, Punwani S, Pond GR, Chua SS, Ho B, Johnston E, Pouliot F, Scott A

Prospective, Multisite, International Comparison of 18F-Fluoromethylcholine PET/CT, Multiparametric MRI, and 68Ga-HBED-CC PSMA-11 PET/CT in Men with High-Risk Features and Biochemical Failure After Radical Prostatectomy: Clinical Performance and Patient Outcomes.

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J Nucl Med, 60 (6), pp. 794-800, 2019, ISSN: 0161-5505.

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Wong ECL, Breau RH, Mallick R, Wood L, Pouliot F, Basappa NS, Tanguay S, Soulieres D, So A, Heng D, Lavallee LT, Drachenberg D, Kapoor A

Renal cell carcinoma in the Canadian Indigenous population.

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Curr Oncol, 26 (3), pp. e367-e371, 2019, ISSN: 1198-0052.

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Metser U, Chua SS, Ho B, Punwani S, Johnston E, Pouliot F, Tau N, Hawsawy A, Anconina R, Bauman G, Hicks RJ, Weickhardt A, Davis ID, Pond G, Scott A, Tunariu N, Sidhu H, Emmett LM

The contribution of multiparametric pelvic & whole body MR to interpretation of 18F-fluoromethylcholine or 68Ga-HBED-CC PSMA-11 PET/CT in patients with biochemical failure following radical prostatectomy.

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J Nucl Med, 2019, ISSN: 0161-5505.

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Rini BI, Plimack ER, Stus V, Gafanov R, Hawkins R, Nosov D, Pouliot F, Alekseev B, Soulieres D, Melichar B, Vynnychenko I, Kryzhanivska A, Bondarenko I, Azevedo SJ, Borchiellini D, Szczylik C, Markus M, McDermott RS, Bedke J, Tartas S, Chang YH, Tamada S, Shou Q, Perini RF, Chen M, Atkins MB, Powles T, KEYNOTE-426 Investigators

Pembrolizumab plus Axitinib versus Sunitinib for Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma.

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N Engl J Med, 380 (12), pp. 1116-1127, 2019, ISSN: 0028-4793.

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Goulet CR, Champagne A, Bernard G, Vandal D, Chabaud S, Pouliot F, Bolduc S

Cancer-associated fibroblasts induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition of bladder cancer cells through paracrine IL-6 signalling.

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BMC Cancer, 19 (1), pp. 137, 2019.

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Jain P, Clermont PL, Desmeules F, Zoubeidi A, Neveu B, Pouliot F

Development of a Transcriptional Amplification System Based on the PEG3 Promoter to Target Androgen Receptor-Positive and -Negative Prostate Cancer Cells.

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Int J Mol Sci, 20 (1), 2019.

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Breau RH, Cagiannos I, Knoll G, Morash C, Cnossen S, Lavallee LT, Mallick R, Finelli A, Jewett M, Leibovich BC, Cook J, LeBel L, Kapoor A, Pouliot F, Izawa J, Rendon R, Fergusson DA

Renal hypothermia during partial nephrectomy for patients with renal tumours: a randomised controlled clinical trial protocol.

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BMJ Open, 9 (1), pp. e025662, 2019.

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Rouleau M, Lemire F, Dery M, Theriault B, Dubois G, Fradet Y, Toren P, Guillemette C, Lacombe L, Klotz L, Saad F, Guerette D, Pouliot F

Discordance between testosterone measurement methods in castrated prostate cancer patients.

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Endocr Connect, 2019, ISSN: 2049-3614.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-05-01 to 2023-04-30
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Optimiser les soins des patients atteints du cancer de la prostate résistant à la castration en utilisant une stratégie de triple traceur en imagerie moléculaire et en radiothérapie ciblée, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, ONCOPOLE EMC2: Équipes multi-institutionnelles contre le cancer, from 2018-04-01 to 2021-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • (FRSQ 74200 & 74200-2) Développement d'un modèle collaboratif de prise en charge des patients atteints d'un cancer de la prostate résistant à la castration., Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2016-08-03 to 2017-08-02
  • (FRSQ 75250) “Phosphoproteomic identification of predictive markers for enzalutamide resistance in castration prostate cancer" , Subvention, Canadian Urologic Oncology Group, from 2016-10-06 to 2017-10-05
  • (FRSQ 78541)CUA‐CUOG Astellas Research Grant Program, Subvention, Canadian Urologic Oncology Group, from 2017-06-07 to 2018-06-06
  • (FRSQ 78573) Recherche sur la technique de microscopie bioluminescence pour cancers prostatiques, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2017-07-10 to 2018-07-09
  • (FRSQ 82588) soutien du projet de recherche sur le cancer de la prostate - Urologie recherche - CHU, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2018-09-13 to 2019-03-31
  • (FRSQ 82592)Soutien du projet de recherche pour le cancer de la prostate, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2018-09-13 to 2019-03-31
  • Development of a urine-based prostate cancer cell bioluminescence imaging nanotechnology for single cell transcriptional characterization, Subvention, Société de recherche sur le cancer, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2016-09-01 to 2018-08-31
  • Développement et utilisation de systèmes d’amplification transcriptionnelle multigéniques à des fins diagnostiques et thérapeutiques pour améliorer la prise en charge du cancer de la prostate., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2017-07-01 to 2019-06-30
  • Programme de soutien aux nouveaux de la Faculté de médecine, Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, Soutien facultaire aux jeunes chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, from 2016-09-01 to 2017-08-31
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