Dr. Louis Lacombe is a urologist-oncologist and clinical researcher at the CHU de Québec, and more specifically at L’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec.

Dr. Lacombe completed his medical training in Sherbrooke in 1988 and then completed a specialization in Urology at Laval University in 1993. Subsequently, Dr. Lacombe traveled to New York at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center associated with Cornell University to perform a subspecialisation in uro-oncology. This subspecialisation ended in 1996.

Following this subspecialisation, Dr. Lacombe joined the Urology Department of the CHU de Québec in July 1996. As a urologist, Dr. Lacombe specializes in complex surgeries associated with prostate, kidney, testicular and bladder cancer. He also collaborates in kidney transplant surgery.

Research at the Experimental Uro-oncology Laboratory aims to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy of prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers, and thus cover many aspects of research, from basic research to applied research. His interest is mainly focused on bladder cancer.

Dr. Lacombe is also actively involved in clinical research by conducting numerous Phase I, Phase II or Phase III clinical trials to test new drugs or therapies. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator in more than 120 studies since the beginning of his career.

He has published more than 110 scientific papers and more than 250 scientific abstracts, and has presented at many international conferences.

Throughout his career, he has been awarded the FRQS Junior I and II Clinician Fellowship. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Surgery, and since 2016 he is the Director of the University Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine at Laval University.

L'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
10, rue McMahon
1852-4
Québec, Québec
Canada G1R 2J6
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McMartin C, Lacombe L, Fradet V, Fradet Y, Lodde M, Toren P

Receipt of 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors Before Radical Cystectomy: Do They Render High-Grade Bladder Tumors Less Aggressive?

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Clin Genitourin Cancer, 17 (6), pp. e1122-e1128, 2019, ISSN: 1558-7673.

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Vaillancourt J, Turcotte V, Caron P, Villeneuve L, Lacombe L, Pouliot F, Levesque E, Guillemette C

Glucuronidation of Abiraterone and its Pharmacologically Active Metabolites by UGT1A4, Influence of Polymorphic Variants and their Potential as Inhibitors of Steroid Glucuronidation.

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Drug Metab Dispos, 2019, ISSN: 0090-9556.

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Lavallee E, Bergeron M, Buteau FA, Blouin AC, Duchesnay N, Dujardin T, Tiguert R, Lacombe L, Fradet V, Makao-Nguile M, Fradet Y, Beauregard JM, Pouliot F

Increased Prostate Cancer Glucose Metabolism Detected by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Localised Gleason 8-10 Prostate Cancers Identifies Very High-risk Patients for Early Recurrence and Resistance to Castration.

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Eur Urol Focus, 5 (6), pp. 998-1006, 2019.

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Houlahan KE, Shiah YJ, Gusev A, Yuan J, Ahmed M, Shetty A, Ramanand SG, Yao CQ, Bell C, O'Connor E, Huang V, Fraser M, Heisler LE, Livingstone J, Yamaguchi TN, Rouette A, Foucal A, Espiritu SMG, Sinha A, Sam M, Timms L, Johns J, Wong A, Murison A, Orain M, Picard V, Hovington H, Bergeron A, Lacombe L, Lupien M, Fradet Y, Tetu B, McPherson JD, Pasaniuc B, Kislinger T, Chua MLK, Pomerantz MM, van der Kwast T, Freedman ML, Mani RS, He HH, Bristow RG, Boutros PC

Genome-wide germline correlates of the epigenetic landscape of prostate cancer.

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Nat Med, 25 (10), pp. 1615-1626, 2019, ISSN: 1078-8956.

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Thorsson V, Gibbs DL, Brown SD, Wolf D, Bortone DS, Ou Yang TH, Porta-Pardo E, Gao GF, Plaisier CL, Eddy JA, Ziv E, Culhane AC, Paull EO, Sivakumar IKA, Gentles AJ, Malhotra R, Farshidfar F, Colaprico A, Parker JS, Mose LE, Vo NS, Liu J, Liu Y, Rader J, Dhankani V, Reynolds SM, Bowlby R, Califano A, Cherniack AD, Anastassiou D, Bedognetti D, Mokrab Y, Newman AM, Rao A, Chen K, Krasnitz A, Hu H, Malta TM, Noushmehr H, Pedamallu CS, Bullman S, Ojesina AI, Lamb A, Zhou W, Shen H, Choueiri TK, Weinstein JN, Guinney J, Saltz J, Holt RA, Rabkin CS, Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, Lazar AJ, Serody JS, Demicco EG, Disis ML, Vincent BG, Shmulevich I

The Immune Landscape of Cancer.

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Immunity, 51 (2), pp. 411-412, 2019, ISSN: 1074-7613.

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Leyh-Bannurah SR, Trudel D, Latour M, Zaffuto E, Grosset AA, Tam C, Ouellet V, Graefen M, Budaus L, Aprikian AG, Lacombe L, Fleshner NE, Gleave ME, Mes-Masson AM, Saad F, Karakiewicz PI

A Multi-Institutional Validation of Gleason Score Derived from Tissue Microarray Cores.

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Pathol Oncol Res, 25 (3), pp. 979-986, 2019, ISSN: 1219-4956.

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Grosset AA, Ouellet V, Caron C, Fragoso G, Barres V, Delvoye N, Latour M, Aprikian A, Bergeron A, Chevalier S, Fazli L, Fleshner N, Gleave M, Karakiewicz P, Lacombe L, Lattouf JB, van der Kwast T, Trudel D, Mes-Masson AM, Saad F, Canadian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Network

Validation of the prognostic value of NF-κB p65 in prostate cancer: A retrospective study using a large multi-institutional cohort of the Canadian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Network.

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PLoS Med, 16 (7), pp. e1002847, 2019, ISSN: 1549-1277.

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Wissing M, Chevalier S, McKercher G, Laprise C, Aprikian S, O'Flaherty A, Scarlata E, Saad F, Carmel M, Lacombe L, Brimo F, Latour M, Ekindi-Ndongo N, Tetu B, Aprikian A

The relationship between body-mass index, physical activity, and pathologic and clinical outcomes after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.

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World J Urol, 37 (5), pp. 789-798, 2019, ISSN: 0724-4983.

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Levesque E, Caron P, Lacombe L, Turcotte V, Simonyan D, Fradet Y, Aprikian A, Saad F, Carmel M, Chevalier S, Guillemette C

A Comprehensive Analysis of Steroid Hormones and Progression of Localized High-Risk Prostate Cancer.

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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 28 (4), pp. 701-706, 2019, ISSN: 1055-9965.

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Chen S, Huang V, Xu X, Livingstone J, Soares F, Jeon J, Zeng Y, Hua JT, Petricca J, Guo H, Wang M, Yousif F, Zhang Y, Donmez N, Ahmed M, Volik S, Lapuk A, Chua MLK, Heisler LE, Foucal A, Fox NS, Fraser M, Bhandari V, Shiah YJ, Guan J, Li J, Orain M, Picard V, Hovington H, Bergeron A, Lacombe L, Fradet Y, Tetu B, Liu S, Feng F, Wu X, Shao YW, Komor MA, Sahinalp C, Collins C, Hoogstrate Y, de Jong M, Fijneman RJA, Fei T, Jenster G, van der Kwast T, Bristow RG, Boutros PC, He HH

Widespread and Functional RNA Circularization in Localized Prostate Cancer.

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Cell, 176 (4), pp. 831-843.e22, 2019, ISSN: 0092-8674.

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Active projects

  • 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 2023-04-30
  • Interaction between environment, diet, physical activities, and sexual habits, in the risk of prostate cancer. Validation of biomarkers to personnalize preventive interventions., Subvention, Société de recherche sur le cancer, Compétition GRePEC (SRC/FRSQ/MDEIE), from 2012-10-01 to 2020-08-31
  • Soutien à la recherche, Subvention, Université Laval - Soutien à la recherche, from 2017-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • The Contribution of Non-Classical 11-oxy Androgens to Prostate Cancer Progression, Subvention, Cancer de la prostate Canada, Subvention de découverte, from 2019-04-01 to 2021-03-31
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