Jacques Simard holds a Canadian Research Chair in Oncogenetics since 2001. He is Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Laval University’s School of Medicine, and is a scientist at the CHUL since 1990. Since 2012, he has been Deputy Director of Basic Research at the CHU de Québec – Université Laval Research Center.

He is the author of more than 430 publications, review articles and book chapters. His research focuses on the genetic susceptibility of hormone-dependent cancers, including breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Specifically, he participated in the characterization of the impact of mutations in the breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. He has been Director of the Interdisciplinary Health Research International Team on Breast Cancer Susceptibility (INHERIT BRCAs), an international interdisciplinary health research team on genetic susceptibility to breast cancer funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2001 -2007, which was renewed in 2008 for five years as the CIHR Team in Familial Risks of Breast Cancer. The establishment of this international team has allowed Dr. Simard to pursue numerous collaborations allowing him to accelerate the development of his oncogenetics research activities. Indeed, his close collaboration with several international consortia, notably the Breast Cancer Consortium Consortium (BCAC) and the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 (CIMBA), has led to a significant increase in the validity and the impact of scientific breakthroughs to improve the identification of women at increased risk of developing breast cancer which should benefit most from a better adapted clinical follow-up.

He is currently the principal investigator of a large-scale interdisciplinary project funded by Génome Québec/Genome Canada/CIHR/Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (2013-2018) entitled Personalized Risk Stratification for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer (PERSPECTIVE), bringing together 27 co-researchers including fundamentalists, biostatisticians and clinicians from Quebec, Ontario, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany. This project is designed to develop the tools needed to implement a risk stratification approach that will target breast cancer screening in women most likely to develop the disease. In this context, recommendations on the starting age and frequency of mammography screening could be adapted for women’s individual risk of breast cancer. Indeed, risk stratification will better serve the subpopulation of younger women, who are at high risk of developing breast cancer, and who are currently missed by the standard age-based screening program as a criterion for eligibility. Since breast cancer in these young women often has a poorer prognosis, earlier detection and follow-up would improve survival rates, provide less aggressive treatment, reduce side effects, and increase their quality of life.

Pr. Simard is also a partner on two large European Commission Horizon 2020 (2015-2020) projects entitled BRIDGES (Breast Cancer Risk after Diagnostic Gene Sequencing) and B-CAST (Breast Cancer Stratification: Understanding the Determinants of Risk and Prognosis of Molecular Subtypes). Briefly, the BRIDGES project aims to develop a targeted prevention program for breast cancer, specifically to promote the health of women with a family history of the disease. In achieving its objectives, the BRIDGES program will improve targeted prevention of breast cancer, primarily in the context of oncogenetic clinics for breast cancer. To that end, Pr. Simard is the Principal Investigator of a grant from the Ministry of the Economy, Science and Innovation ($ 1.5 million) entitled PRÉVENTION (Predisposition, Prediction and Prevention of Breast Cancer), to substantially increase the collaboration of his interdisciplinary team with the BRIDGES project in order to validate and increase the impact of the discoveries made under the PERSPECTIVE project.

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Rebbeck TR, Friebel TM, Friedman E, Hamann U, Huo D, Kwong A, Olah E, Olopade OI, Solano AR, Teo SH, Thomassen M, Weitzel JN, Chan TL, Couch FJ, Goldgar DE, Kruse TA, Palmero EI, Park SK, Torres D, van Rensburg EJ, McGuffog L, Parsons MT, Leslie G, Aalfs CM, Abugattas J, Adlard J, Agata S, Aittomaki K, Andrews L, Andrulis IL, Arason A, Arnold N, Arun BK, Asseryanis E, Auerbach L, Azzollini J, Balmana J, Barile M, Barkardottir RB, Barrowdale D, Benitez J, Berger A, Berger R, Blanco AM, Blazer KR, Blok MJ, Bonadona V, Bonanni B, Bradbury AR, Brewer C, Buecher B, Buys SS, Caldes T, Caliebe A, Caligo MA, Campbell I, Caputo S, Chiquette J, Chung WK, Claes KBM, Collee JM, Cook J, Davidson R, de la Hoya M, De Leeneer K, de Pauw A, Delnatte C, Diez O, Ding YC, Ditsch N, Domchek SM, Dorfling CM, Velazquez C, Dworniczak B, Eason J, Easton DF, Eeles R, Ehrencrona H, Ejlertsen B, EMBRACE, Engel C, Engert S, Evans DG, Faivre L, Feliubadalo L, Ferrer SF, Foretova L, Fowler J, Frost D, Galvao HCR, Ganz PA, Garber J, Gauthier-Villars M, Gehrig A, GEMO Study Collaborators, Gerdes AM, Gesta P, Giannini G, Giraud S, Glendon G, Godwin AK, Greene MH, Gronwald J, Gutierrez-Barrera A, Hahnen E, Hauke J, HEBON, Henderson A, Hentschel J, Hogervorst FBL, Honisch E, Imyanitov EN, Isaacs C, Izatt L, Izquierdo A, Jakubowska A, James P, Janavicius R, Jensen UB, John EM, Joseph V, Kaczmarek K, Karlan BY, Kast K, Investigators K, Kim SW, Konstantopoulou I, Korach J, Laitman Y, Lasa A, Lasset C, Lazaro C, Lee A, Lee MH, Lester J, Lesueur F, Liljegren A, Lindor NM, Longy M, Loud JT, Lu KH, Lubinski J, Machackova E, Manoukian S, Mari V, Martinez-Bouzas C, Matrai Z, Mebirouk N, Meijers-Heijboer HEJ, Meindl A, Mensenkamp AR, Mickys U, Miller A, Montagna M, Moysich KB, Mulligan AM, Musinsky J, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Ngeow J, Nguyen HP, Niederacher D, Nielsen HR, Nielsen FC, Nussbaum RL, Offit K, Ofverholm A, Ong KR, Osorio A, Papi L, Papp J, Pasini B, Pedersen IS, MSc AP, MSc NP, Peterlongo P, Pohl E, Ba NP, Prajzendanc K, Prieur F, Pujol P, Radice P, Ramus SJ, Rantala J, Rashid MU, Rhiem K, Robson M, Rodriguez GC, Rogers MT, Rudaitis V, Schmidt AY, Schmutzler RK, Senter L, Shah PD, Sharma P, Side LE, Simard J, Singer CF, Skytte AB, Slavin TP, Snape K, Sobol H, Southey M, Steele L

Mutational spectrum in a worldwide study of 29,700 families with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.

Journal Article

Hum Mutat, 39 (5), pp. 593-620, 2018, ISSN: 1059-7794.

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Ghoussaini M, Edwards SL, Michailidou K, Nord S, Cowper-Sal Lari R, Desai K, Kar S, Hillman KM, Kaufmann S, Glubb DM, Beesley J, Dennis J, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dicks E, Guo Q, Schmidt MK, Shah M, Luben R, Brown J, Czene K, Darabi H, Eriksson M, Klevebring D, Bojesen SE, Nordestgaard BG, Nielsen SF, Flyger H, Lambrechts D, Thienpont B, Neven P, Wildiers H, Broeks A, Van't Veer LJ, Rutgers EJT, Couch FJ, Olson JE, Hallberg E, Vachon C, Chang-Claude J, Rudolph A, Seibold P, Flesch-Janys D, Peto J, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Gibson L, Nevanlinna H, Muranen TA, Aittomaki K, Blomqvist C, Hall P, Li J, Liu J, Humphreys K, Kang D, Choi JY, Park SK, Noh DY, Matsuo K, Ito H, Iwata H, Yatabe Y, Guenel P, Truong T, Menegaux F, Sanchez M, Burwinkel B, Marme F, Schneeweiss A, Sohn C, Wu AH, Tseng CC, Van Den Berg D, Stram DO, Benitez J, Pilar Zamora M, Perez JIA, Menendez P, Shu XO, Lu W, Gao YT, Cai Q, Cox A, Cross SS, Reed MWR, Andrulis IL, Knight JA, Glendon G, Tchatchou S, Sawyer EJ, Tomlinson I, Kerin MJ, Miller N, Haiman CA, Henderson BE, Schumacher F, Le Marchand L, Lindblom A, Margolin S, Teo SH, Yip CH, Lee DSC, Wong TY, Hooning MJ, Martens JWM, Collee JM, van Deurzen CHM, Hopper JL, Southey MC, Tsimiklis H, Kapuscinski MK, Shen CY, Wu PE, Yu JC, Chen ST, Alnaes GG, Borresen-Dale AL, Giles GG, Milne RL, McLean C, Muir K, Lophatananon A, Stewart-Brown S, Siriwanarangsan P, Hartman M, Miao H, Buhari SABS, Teo YY, Fasching PA, Haeberle L, Ekici AB, Beckmann MW, Brenner H, Dieffenbach AK, Arndt V, Stegmaier C, Swerdlow A, Ashworth A, Orr N, Schoemaker MJ, Garcia-Closas M, Figueroa J, Chanock SJ, Lissowska J, Simard J, Goldberg MS, Labreche F, Dumont M, Winqvist R, Pylkas K, Jukkola-Vuorinen A, Brauch H, Bruning T, Koto YD, Radice P, Peterlongo P, Bonanni B, Volorio S, Dork T, Bogdanova NV, Helbig S, Mannermaa A, Kataja V, Kosma VM, Hartikainen JM, Devilee P, Tollenaar RAEM, Seynaeve C, Van Asperen CJ, Jakubowska A, Lubinski J, Jaworska-Bieniek K, Durda K, Slager S, Toland AE, Ambrosone CB, Yannoukakos D, Sangrajrang S, Gaborieau V, Brennan P, McKay J, Hamann U, Torres D, Zheng W, Long J, Anton-Culver H, Neuhausen SL, Luccarini C, Baynes C, Ahmed S, Maranian M, Healey CS, Gonzalez-Neira A, Pita G, Rosario Alonso M, Alvarez N, Herrero D, Tessier DC, Vincent D, Bacot F, de Santiago I

Publisher Correction: Evidence that breast cancer risk at the 2q35 locus is mediated through IGFBP5 regulation.

Journal Article

Nat Commun, 9 , pp. 16193, 2018, ISSN: 2041-1723.

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Amara N, Blouin-Bougie J, Bouthillier D, Simard J

On the readiness of physicians for pharmacogenomics testing: an empirical assessment.

Journal Article

Pharmacogenomics J, 18 (2), pp. 308-318, 2018, ISSN: 1470-269X.

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Blouin-Bougie J, Amara N, Bouchard K, Simard J, Dorval M

Disentangling the determinants of interest and willingness-to-pay for breast cancer susceptibility testing in the general population: a cross-sectional Web-based survey among women of Québec (Canada).

Journal Article

BMJ Open, 8 (2), pp. e016662, 2018.

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Wen WX, Allen J, Lai KN, Mariapun S, Hasan SN, Ng PS, Lee DS, Lee SY, Yoon SY, Lim J, Lau SY, Decker B, Pooley K, Dorling L, Luccarini C, Baynes C, Conroy DM, Harrington P, Simard J, Yip CH, Mohd Taib NA, Ho WK, Antoniou AC, Dunning AM, Easton DF, Teo SH

Inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 in an unselected multiethnic cohort of Asian patients with breast cancer and healthy controls from Malaysia.

Journal Article

J Med Genet, 55 (2), pp. 97-103, 2018, ISSN: 0022-2593.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche en endocrinologie, métabolisme et inflammation, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-06-01 to 2023-04-30
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - 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
  • Chaire de recherche du Canada en oncogénétique, Subvention, Secrétariat des Chaires de recherche du Canada, Chaires de recherche du Canada - Fonctionnement, from 2015-03-01 to 2022-02-28
  • GE3LS Network in genomics and personalized health, Subvention, Génome Canada, from 2016-01-01 to 2019-12-31
  • Personalized Risk Assesment for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer : Integration and Implementation (PERSPECTIVE II), Subvention, Génome Canada, Projets de recherche appliquée à grande échelle, from 2017-11-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Prédisposition, prédiction et prévention du cancer du sein, Subvention, Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations, Programme de soutien à la recherche (PSR-V4) : Programme de soutien à des initiatives internationales de recherche et d'innovation (SIIRI), from 2016-04-01 to 2019-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Human and Microbial Integrative Genomics, Partenariat, Fondation Canadienne pour l'innovation (La), Fonds de l'avant-garde (FA), from 2012-09-01 to 2016-08-31
  • Identification de la signature d'épissage alternatif d'individus porteurs de mutations BRCA1/2 provenant de familles canadiennes-françaises à risque élevé de cancer du sein., Subvention, Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec, from 2012-01-01 to 2017-12-31
  • Inherited chromosomally-integrated human herpesvirus 6 as a risk factor for breast cancer development., Subvention, Société de recherche sur le cancer, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2015-09-01 to 2017-08-31
  • Next generation integrative genomics (RS3).NGS data analysis or consultation., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2010-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Personalized Risk Assessment for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer : Integration and Implementation (PERSPECTIVE II), Subvention, Génome Canada, Projets de recherche appliquée à grande échelle, from 2017-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Personalized risk stratification for prevention and early detection of breast cancer, Subvention, Génome Canada, Projets de recherche appliquée à grande échelle, from 2013-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Soutien facultaire aux chercheurs chevronnés de la Faculté de médecine, Subvention, Université Laval - Soutien à la recherche, Fonds de soutien aux professeurs-chercheurs bénéficiant d’une Chaire de recherche du Canada, from 2015-07-01 to 2017-12-31
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