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.

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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van den Broek JJ, Schechter CB, van Ravesteyn NT, Janssens ACJW, Wolfson MC, Trentham-Dietz A, Simard J, Easton DF, Mandelblatt JS, Kraft P, de Koning HJ

Personalizing Breast Cancer Screening Based on Polygenic Risk and Family History.

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J Natl Cancer Inst, 2020, ISSN: 0027-8874.

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Silvestri V, Leslie G, Barnes DR, and the CIMBA Group, Agnarsson BA, Aittomaki K, Alducci E, Andrulis IL, Barkardottir RB, Barroso A, Barrowdale D, Benitez J, Bonanni B, Borg A, Buys SS, Caldes T, Caligo MA, Capalbo C, Campbell I, Chung WK, Claes KBM, Colonna SV, Cortesi L, Couch FJ, de la Hoya M, Diez O, Ding YC, Domchek S, Easton DF, Ejlertsen B, Engel C, Evans DG, Feliubadalo L, Foretova L, Fostira F, Geczi L, Gerdes AM, Glendon G, Godwin AK, Goldgar DE, Hahnen E, Hogervorst FBL, Hopper JL, Hulick PJ, Isaacs C, Izquierdo A, James PA, Janavicius R, Jensen UB, John EM, Joseph V, Konstantopoulou I, Kurian AW, Kwong A, Landucci E, Lesueur F, Loud JT, Machackova E, Mai PL, Majidzadeh-A K, Manoukian S, Montagna M, Moserle L, Mulligan AM, Nathanson KL, Nevanlinna H, Ngeow Yuen Ye J, Nikitina-Zake L, Offit K, Olah E, Olopade OI, Osorio A, Papi L, Park SK, Pedersen IS, Perez-Segura P, Petersen AH, Pinto P, Porfirio B, Pujana MA, Radice P, Rantala J, Rashid MU, Rosenzweig B, Rossing M, Santamarina M, Schmutzler RK, Senter L, Simard J, Singer CF, Solano AR, Southey MC, Steele L, Steinsnyder Z, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Tan YY, Teixeira MR, Teo SH, Terry MB, Thomassen M, Toland AE, Torres-Esquius S, Tung N, van Asperen CJ, Vega A, Viel A, Vierstraete J, Wappenschmidt B, Weitzel JN, Wieme G, Yoon SY, Zorn KK, McGuffog L, Parsons MT, Hamann U, Greene MH, Kirk JA, Neuhausen SL, Rebbeck TR, Tischkowitz M, Chenevix-Trench G, Antoniou AC, Friedman E, Ottini L

Characterization of the Cancer Spectrum in Men With Germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 Pathogenic Variants: Results From the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 (CIMBA).

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JAMA Oncol, 6 (8), pp. 1218-1230, 2020.

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Barnes DR, Rookus MA, McGuffog L, Leslie G, Mooij TM, Dennis J, Mavaddat N, Adlard J, Ahmed M, Aittomaki K, Andrieu N, Andrulis IL, Arnold N, Arun BK, Azzollini J, Balmana J, Barkardottir RB, Barrowdale D, Benitez J, Berthet P, Bialkowska K, Blanco AM, Blok MJ, Bonanni B, Boonen SE, Borg A, Bozsik A, Bradbury AR, Brennan P, Brewer C, Brunet J, Buys SS, Caldes T, Caligo MA, Campbell I, Christensen LL, Chung WK, Claes KBM, Colas C, GEMO Study Collaborators, EMBRACE Collaborators, Collonge-Rame MA, Cook J, Daly MB, Davidson R, de la Hoya M, de Putter R, Delnatte C, Devilee P, Diez O, Ding YC, Domchek SM, Dorfling CM, Dumont M, Eeles R, Ejlertsen B, Engel C, Evans DG, Faivre L, Foretova L, Fostira F, Friedlander M, Friedman E, Frost D, Ganz PA, Garber J, Gehrig A, Gerdes AM, Gesta P, Giraud S, Glendon G, Godwin AK, Goldgar DE, Gonzalez-Neira A, Greene MH, Gschwantler-Kaulich D, Hahnen E, Hamann U, Hanson H, Hentschel J, Hogervorst FBL, Hooning MJ, Horvath J, Hu C, Hulick PJ, Imyanitov EN, kConFab Investigators, HEBON Investigators, GENEPSO Investigators, Isaacs C, Izatt L, Izquierdo A, Jakubowska A, James PA, Janavicius R, John EM, Joseph V, Karlan BY, Kast K, Koudijs M, Kruse TA, Kwong A, Laitman Y, Lasset C, Lazaro C, Lester J, Lesueur F, Liljegren A, Loud JT, Lubinski J, Mai PL, Manoukian S, Mari V, Mebirouk N, Meijers-Heijboer HEJ, Meindl A, Mensenkamp AR, Miller A, Montagna M, Mouret-Fourme E, Mukherjee S, Mulligan AM, Nathanson KL, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Niederacher D, Nielsen FC, Nikitina-Zake L, Nogues C, Olah E, Olopade OI, Ong KR, O'Shaughnessy-Kirwan A, Osorio A, Ott CE, Papi L, Park SK, Parsons MT, Pedersen IS, Peissel B, Peixoto A, Peterlongo P, Pfeiler G, Phillips KA, Prajzendanc K, Pujana MA, Radice P, Ramser J, Ramus SJ, Rantala J, Rennert G, Risch HA, Robson M, Ronlund K, Salani R, Schuster H, Senter L, Shah PD, Sharma P, Side LE, Singer CF, Slavin TP, Soucy P, Southey MC, Spurdle AB, Steinemann D, Steinsnyder Z, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Sutter C, Tan YY, Teixeira MR, Teo SH, Thull DL, Tischkowitz M, Tognazzo S, Toland AE, Trainer AH, Tung N, van Engelen K, van Rensburg EJ, Vega A, Vierstraete J, Wagner G, Walker L, Wang-Gohrke S, Wappenschmidt B, Weitzel JN, Yadav S, Yang X, Yannoukakos D, Zimbalatti D, Offit K, Thomassen M, Couch FJ, Schmutzler RK, Simard J

Polygenic risk scores and breast and epithelial ovarian cancer risks for carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 pathogenic variants.

Journal Article

Genet Med, 2020, ISSN: 1098-3600.

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Zhang YD, Hurson AN, Zhang H, Choudhury PP, Easton DF, Milne RL, Simard J, Hall P, Michailidou K, Dennis J, Schmidt MK, Chang-Claude J, Gharahkhani P, Whiteman D, Campbell PT, Hoffmeister M, Jenkins M, Peters U, Hsu L, Gruber SB, Casey G, Schmit SL, O'Mara TA, Spurdle AB, Thompson DJ, Tomlinson I, De Vivo I, Landi MT, Law MH, Iles MM, Demenais F, Kumar R, MacGregor S, Bishop DT, Ward SV, Bondy ML, Houlston R, Wiencke JK, Melin B, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Kinnersley B, Wrensch MR, Amos CI, Hung RJ, Brennan P, McKay J, Caporaso NE, Berndt SI, Birmann BM, Camp NJ, Kraft P, Rothman N, Slager SL, Berchuck A, Pharoah PDP, Sellers TA, Gayther SA, Pearce CL, Goode EL, Schildkraut JM, Moysich KB, Amundadottir LT, Jacobs EJ, Klein AP, Petersen GM, Risch HA, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Wolpin BM, Li D, Eeles RA, Haiman CA, Kote-Jarai Z, Schumacher FR, Al Olama AA, Purdue MP, Scelo G, Dalgaard MD, Greene MH, Grotmol T, Kanetsky PA, McGlynn KA, Nathanson KL, Turnbull C, Wiklund F, Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC), Barrett's, Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON), Colon Cancer Family Registry (CCFR), Transdisciplinary Studies of Genetic Variation in Colorectal Cancer (CORECT), Endometrial Cancer Association Consortium (ECAC), Genetics, Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO), Melanoma Genetics Consortium (GenoMEL), Glioma International Case-Control Study (GICC), International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO), Integrative Analysis of Lung Cancer Etiology, Risk (INTEGRAL) Consortium, International Consortium of Investigators Working on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC), Oral Cancer GWAS, Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4), Pancreatic Cancer Cohort Consortium (PanScan), Prostate Cancer Association Group to Investigate Cancer Associated Alterations in, Renal Cancer GWAS, Testicular Cancer Consortium (TECAC), Chanock SJ, Chatterjee N, Garcia-Closas M

Assessment of polygenic architecture and risk prediction based on common variants across fourteen cancers.

Journal Article

Nat Commun, 11 (1), pp. 3353, 2020, ISSN: 2041-1723.

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Lakhal-Chaieb L, Simard J, Bull S

Sequence kernel association test for survival outcomes in the presence of a non-susceptible fraction.

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Biostatistics, 21 (3), pp. 518-530, 2020, ISSN: 1465-4644.

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Feng H, Gusev A, Pasaniuc B, Wu L, Long J, Abu-Full Z, Aittomaki K, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Antoniou AC, Arason A, Arndt V, Aronson KJ, Arun BK, Asseryanis E, Auer PL, Azzollini J, Balmana J, Barkardottir RB, Barnes DR, Barrowdale D, Beckmann MW, Behrens S, Benitez J, Bermisheva M, Bialkowska K, Blanco A, Blomqvist C, Boeckx B, Bogdanova NV, Bojesen SE, Bolla MK, Bonanni B, Borg A, Brauch H, Brenner H, Briceno I, Broeks A, Bruning T, Burwinkel B, Cai Q, Caldes T, Caligo MA, Campbell I, Canisius S, Campa D, Carter BD, Carter J, Castelao JE, Chang-Claude J, Chanock SJ, Christiansen H, Chung WK, Claes KBM, Clarke CL, GEMO Study Collaborators, EMBRACE Collaborators, GC-HBOC study Collaborators, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Cybulski C, Czene K, Daly MB, de la Hoya M, De Leeneer K, Dennis J, Devilee P, Diez O, Domchek SM, Dork T, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Dunning AM, Dwek M, Eccles DM, Ejlertsen B, Ellberg C, Engel C, Eriksson M, Fasching PA, Fletcher O, Flyger H, Fostira F, Friedman E, Fritschi L, Frost D, Gabrielson M, Ganz PA, Gapstur SM, Garber J, Garcia-Closas M, Garcia-Saenz JA, Gaudet MM, Giles GG, Glendon G, Godwin AK, Goldberg MS, Goldgar DE, Gonzalez-Neira A, Greene MH, Gronwald J, Guenel P, Haiman CA, Hall P, Hamann U, Hake C, He W, Heyworth J, Hogervorst FBL, Hollestelle A, Hooning MJ, Hoover RN, Hopper JL, Huang G, Hulick PJ, Humphreys K, Imyanitov EN, ABCTB Investigators, HEBON Investigators, BCFR Investigators, OCGN Investigators, Isaacs C, Jakimovska M, Jakubowska A, James P, Janavicius R, Jankowitz RC, John EM, Johnson N, Joseph V, Jung A, Karlan BY, Khusnutdinova E, Kiiski JI, Konstantopoulou I, Kristensen VN, Laitman Y, Lambrechts D, Lazaro C, Leroux D, Leslie G, Lester J, Lesueur F, Lindor N, Lindstrom S, Lo WY, Loud JT, Lubinski J, Makalic E, Mannermaa A, Manoochehri M, Manoukian S, Margolin S, Martens JWM, Martinez ME, Matricardi L, Maurer T, Mavroudis D, McGuffog L, Meindl A, Menon U, Michailidou K, Kapoor PM, Miller A, Montagna M, Moreno F, Moserle L, Mulligan AM, Muranen TA, Nathanson KL, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Nevelsteen I, Nielsen FC, Nikitina-Zake L, Offit K, Olah E, Olopade OI, Olsson H, Osorio A, Papp J, Park-Simon TW, Parsons MT, Pedersen IS, Peixoto A, Peterlongo P, Peto J, Pharoah PDP, Phillips KA, Plaseska-Karanfilska D, Poppe B, Pradhan N, Prajzendanc K

Transcriptome-wide association study of breast cancer risk by estrogen-receptor status.

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Genet Epidemiol, 44 (5), pp. 442-468, 2020, ISSN: 0741-0395.

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Pashayan N, Antoniou AC, Ivanus U, Esserman LJ, Easton DF, French D, Sroczynski G, Hall P, Cuzick J, Evans DG, Simard J, Garcia-Closas M, Schmutzler R, Wegwarth O, Pharoah P, Moorthie S, De Montgolfier S, Baron C, Herceg Z, Turnbull C, Balleyguier C, Rossi PG, Wesseling J, Ritchie D, Tischkowitz M, Broeders M, Reisel D, Metspalu A, Callender T, de Koning H, Devilee P, Delaloge S, Schmidt MK, Widschwendter M

Publisher Correction: Personalized early detection and prevention of breast cancer: ENVISION consensus statement.

Journal Article

Nat Rev Clin Oncol, 2020, ISSN: 1759-4774.

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Pashayan N, Antoniou AC, Ivanus U, Esserman LJ, Easton DF, French D, Sroczynski G, Hall P, Cuzick J, Evans DG, Simard J, Garcia-Closas M, Schmutzler R, Wegwarth O, Pharoah P, Moorthie S, De Montgolfier S, Baron C, Herceg Z, Turnbull C, Balleyguier C, Rossi PG, Wesseling J, Ritchie D, Tischkowitz M, Broeders M, Reisel D, Metspalu A, Callender T, de Koning H, Devilee P, Delaloge S, Schmidt MK, Widschwendter M

Personalized early detection and prevention of breast cancer: ENVISION consensus statement.

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Nat Rev Clin Oncol, 2020, ISSN: 1759-4774.

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Liu J, Prager-van der Smissen WJC, Collee JM, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Michailidou K, Dennis J, Ahearn TU, Aittomaki K, Ambrosone CB, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Antonenkova NN, Arndt V, Arnold N, Aronson KJ, Augustinsson A, Auvinen P, Becher H, Beckmann MW, Behrens S, Bermisheva M, Bernstein L, Bogdanova NV, Bogdanova-Markov N, Bojesen SE, Brauch H, Brenner H, Briceno I, Brucker SY, Bruning T, Burwinkel B, Cai Q, Cai H, Campa D, Canzian F, Castelao JE, Chang-Claude J, Chanock SJ, Choi JY, Christiaens M, Clarke CL, NBCS Collaborators, Couch FJ, Czene K, Daly MB, Devilee P, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Dwek M, Eccles DM, Eliassen AH, Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Flyger H, Fritschi L, Gago-Dominguez M, Gapstur SM, Garcia-Closas M, Garcia-Saenz JA, Gaudet MM, Giles GG, Goldberg MS, Goldgar DE, Guenel P, Haiman CA, Hakansson N, Hall P, Harrington PA, Hart SN, Hartman M, Hillemanns P, Hopper JL, Hou MF, Hunter DJ, Huo D, ABCTB Investigators, Ito H, Iwasaki M, Jakimovska M, Jakubowska A, John EM, Kaaks R, Kang D, Keeman R, Khusnutdinova E, Kim SW, Kraft P, Kristensen VN, Kurian AW, Le Marchand L, Li J, Lindblom A, Lophatananon A, Luben RN, Lubinski J, Mannermaa A, Manoochehri M, Manoukian S, Margolin S, Mariapun S, Matsuo K, Maurer T, Mavroudis D, Meindl A, Menon U, Milne RL, Muir K, Mulligan AM, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Offit K, Olopade OI, Olson JE, Olsson H, Orr N, Park SK, Peterlongo P, Peto J, Plaseska-Karanfilska D, Presneau N, Rack B, Rau-Murthy R, Rennert G, Rennert HS, Rhenius V, Romero A, Ruebner M, Saloustros E, Schmutzler RK, Schneeweiss A, Scott C, Shah M, Shen CY, Shu XO, Simard J, Sohn C, Southey MC, Spinelli JJ, Tamimi RM, Tapper WJ, Teo SH, Terry MB, Torres D, Truong T, Untch M, Vachon CM, van Asperen CJ, Wolk A, Yamaji T, Zheng W, Ziogas A, Ziv E, Torres-Mejia G, Dork T, Swerdlow AJ, Hamann U, Schmidt MK, Dunning AM, Pharoah PDP, Easton DF, Hooning MJ, Martens JWM, Hollestelle A

Germline HOXB13 mutations p.G84E and p.R217C do not confer an increased breast cancer risk.

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Sci Rep, 10 (1), pp. 9688, 2020, ISSN: 2045-2322.

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Shu X, Bao J, Wu L, Long J, Shu XO, Guo X, Yang Y, Michailidou K, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dennis J, Andrulis IL, Castelao JE, Dork T, Gago-Dominguez M, Garcia-Closas M, Giles GG, Lophatananon A, Muir K, Olsson H, Rennert G, Saloustros E, Scott RJ, Southey MC, Pharoah PDP, Milne RL, Kraft P, Simard J, Easton DF, Zheng W

Evaluation of associations between genetically predicted circulating protein biomarkers and breast cancer risk.

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Int J Cancer, 146 (8), pp. 2130-2138, 2020, ISSN: 0020-7136.

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  • GE3LS Network in genomics and personalized health, Subvention, Génome Canada, from 2016-01-01 to 2019-12-31
  • Journée de la recherche de la Faculté de médecine, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, Fonds général de recherche du CRSNG, from 2010-11-24 to 2020-03-31
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