Dr. Gauthier is Assistant Professor of Palliative Care in the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University. She is also a regular researcher in the oncology axis of the CHU of Quebec-Laval University Research Centre, as well as in the Michel-Sarrazin Research Team in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care (ERMOS). She is also co-director of the Axis 1 of the Quebec Research Network in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (RQSPAL) and a regular member of the Quebec Pain Research Network. She completed her PhD at the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University in Toronto in 2013 and her postdoctoral at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in 2016. Her research goals are at the intersection of pain and aging. Her main objective is to improve the assessment and management of pain during adulthood, particularly in the elderly population. Dr. Gauthier aims to deepen our understanding of pain, its management, as well as to identify ways to improve it in order to reduce patients’ suffering.

The overall impact of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies

Women using taxane-based chemotherapy to treat breast cancer may experience persistent side effects from these treatments, such as chemically-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). These symptoms include weakness, pain, numbness, altered sensitivity, tingling, or burning sensations in the hands and feet. These symptoms can cause temperature-related injuries, balance problems, falls, and a deterioration in the quality of life. Unfortunately, our knowledge of CIPN and the best way to measure it are limited. As part of her research projects, Dr. Gauthier is interested in examining the psychometric properties of measures used to evaluate chemically-induced peripheral neuropathy, in order to improve our understanding of the development, trajectory, biopsychosocial risk factors, and impacts of CIPN by age. Additionally, by comparing the validity of existing measures used in evaluating acute and chronic CIPNs, it will be possible to better determine which of the measures has the best validity and should serve as basis for the development of a new measure, if necessary.

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Merlin JS, Young SR, Arnold R, Bulls HW, Childers J, Gauthier L, Giannitrapani KF, Kavalieratos D, Schenker Y, Wilson JD, Liebschutz JM

Managing Opioids, Including Misuse and Addiction, in Patients With Serious Illness in Ambulatory Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study.

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Am J Hosp Palliat Care, 37 (7), pp. 507-513, 2020, ISSN: 1049-9091.

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Graham CA, Chaves G, Harrison R, Gauthier LR, Nissim R, Zimmermann C, Chan V, Rodin G, Stevens B, Gagliese L

Health Care Professionals' Reports of Cancer Pain Cues Among Older People With Delirium: A Qualitative-Quantitative Content Analysis.

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J Pain Symptom Manage, 60 (1), pp. 28-36.e1, 2020, ISSN: 0885-3924.

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Janah A, Gauthier LR, Morin L, Bousquet PJ, Le Bihan C, Tuppin P, Peretti-Watel P, Bendiane MK

Access to palliative care for cancer patients between diagnosis and death: a national cohort study.

Journal Article

Clin Epidemiol, 11 , pp. 443-455, 2019, ISSN: 1179-1349.

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Gagliese L, Gauthier LR, Narain N, Freedman T

Pain, aging and dementia: Towards a biopsychosocial model.

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Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 87 (Pt B), pp. 207-215, 2018, ISSN: 0278-5846.

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Gewandter JS, Brell J, Cavaletti G, Dougherty PM, Evans S, Howie L, McDermott MP, O'Mara A, Smith AG, Dastros-Pitei D, Gauthier LR, Haroutounian S, Jarpe M, Katz NP, Loprinzi C, Richardson P, Lavoie-Smith EM, Wen PY, Turk DC, Dworkin RH, Freeman R

Trial designs for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy prevention: ACTTION recommendations.

Journal Article

Neurology, 91 (9), pp. 403-413, 2018, ISSN: 0028-3878.

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Gauthier LR, Dworkin RH, Warr D, Pillai Riddell R, Macpherson AK, Rodin G, Zimmermann C, Lawrence Librach S, Moore M, Shepherd FA, Gagliese L

Age-Related Patterns in Cancer Pain and Its Psychosocial Impact: Investigating the Role of Variability in Physical and Mental Health Quality of Life.

Journal Article

Pain Med, 19 (4), pp. 658-676, 2018, ISSN: 1526-2375.

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St-Pierre D, Bouchard K, Gauthier L, Chiquette J, Dorval M, Centre ROSE

Perspectives of Women Considering Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and their Peers towards a Telephone-Based Peer Support Intervention.

Journal Article

J Genet Couns, 27 (1), pp. 274-288, 2018, ISSN: 1059-7700.

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Mah K, Tran KT, Gauthier LR, Rodin G, Zimmermann C, Warr D, Librach SL, Moore M, Shepherd FA, Gagliese L

Do Correlates of Pain-Related Stoicism and Cautiousness Differ in Younger and Older People With Advanced Cancer?

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J Pain, 19 (3), pp. 301-316, 2018, ISSN: 1526-5900.

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Gagnon P, Dumont S, Cohen R, Gauthier LR, Savard J, Tardif F, Maranda-Pelletier S

Création d’une force majeure de recherche en soins palliatifs au Québec: le RQSPAL

Journal Article

Cahiers francophones de soins palliatifs, 18 (1), pp. 88-93, 2018, ISSN: 1916-1824.

Gewandter JS, Freeman R, Kitt RA, Cavaletti G, Gauthier LR, McDermott MP, Mohile NA, Mohlie SG, Smith AG, Tejani MA, Turk DC, Dworkin RH

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy clinical trials: Review and recommendations.

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Neurology, 89 (8), pp. 859-869, 2017, ISSN: 0028-3878.

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Active projects

  • Age-related patterns in the experience of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2019-10-01 to 2024-09-30
  • 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 soins palliatifs de l'Université Laval, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2012-10-01 to 2023-09-02
  • Development and initial validation of measures of cancer pain under- and overtreatment, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Fonds de démarrage (Chaire en soins palliatifs), Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2016-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • La neuropathie périphérique chimio-induite chez les femmes de différents âges recevant une chimiothérapie à base de taxane pour un cancer du sein, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheur-boursier Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-10-31
  • Soutien financier Fondation JL Lévesque, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2019-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Subvention d’établissement de jeune chercheur - Lynn Gauthier, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Établissement de jeunes chercheurs - Juniors 1, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • VITAM – Centre de recherche en santé durable, Subvention, CIUSSS - CN - VITAM, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31

Recently finished projects

  • Appel sur la stratégique douleur sur (RQRD), les opioïdes. , Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2019-01-28 to 2020-03-31
  • Fonds stimulus pour jeune chercheur membre du RQRD , Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Fonds stimulus pour jeune chercheur membre du RQRD: projet porteur dans le créneau de la recherche sur la douleur , Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Managing cancer pain during the opioid crisis: A multidisciplinary, cross-Canada knowledge dissemination and research planning initiative ; Gestion de la douleur cancéreuse pendant la crise des opioïdes , Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Managing cancer pain during the opioid crisis: A multidisciplinary, cross-Canada knowledge dissemination and research planning initiative, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions de planification et dissémination – Programme d’appui communautaire des instituts, from 2019-05-01 to 2020-04-30
  • PainQuILT: A patient-centred e-health solution to empower older adults and improve pain assessment and management, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention Catalyseur, from 2017-09-01 to 2019-08-31
  • Prix de la relève scientifique , Subvention, Fondation canadienne du cancer du sein, from 2019-03-28 to 2020-03-31
  • Programme de soutien aux nouveaux chercheurs, Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, Soutien facultaire aux jeunes chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, from 2018-07-01 to 2020-06-30
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