Dr. Plante obtained her medical degree from Laval University in 1985 and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University in 1990. She continued with a 3-year subspecialty in gynecologic oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 1993. Since then, she has worked as a gynecologist-oncologist at l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec.

Dr. Plante is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Laval University. She is head of the oncology-gynecology department and in charge of clinical research at l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec.


  1. Plante is best known for her expertise in minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of gynecological cancers, including robot-assisted surgery, the sentinel lymph node technique in gynecological cancers and in surgeries aimed at preserving fertility in young women suffering from cervical cancer, including radical trachelectomy.
  2. Plante is the principal investigator of a large international, prospective and randomized study led by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) and the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup (GCIG) (CX-5 or SHAPE study). The study aims to randomize patients with early-stage and low-risk cervical cancer to receive either radical hysterectomy (standard) or simple hysterectomy (studied). More than 700 patients will be randomized in this study.
  3. In addition, Dr. Plante is particularly interested in oncogenetics related to ovarian cancer. She has been involved in the activities of the oncogenetics department, along with the St-Sacrement Hospital team, since its inception, and is responsible for its ovarian component.

Recent Appointments

  1. Co-chair of CCRN (Cervical Cancer Research Network)
  2. Chair, International Committee, SGO (Society of Gynecologic Oncology)
  3. Co-chair, Cervix Working Group, CCTG
  4. Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer (IJGC) and Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada (JOGC)

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McCormack M, Gaffney D, Tan D, Bennet K, Chavez-Blanco A, Plante M

The Cervical Cancer Research Network (Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup) roadmap to expand research in low- and middle-income countries.

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Int J Gynecol Cancer, 2021, ISSN: 1048-891X.

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Sheta R, Bachvarova M, Plante M, Renaud MC, Sebastianelli A, Gregoire J, Navarro JM, Perez RB, Masson JY, Bachvarov D

Development of a 3D functional assay and identification of biomarkers, predictive for response of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) patients to poly-ADP ribose polymerase inhibitors (PARPis): targeted therapy.

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J Transl Med, 18 (1), pp. 439, 2020.

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Desbois M, Udyavar AR, Ryner L, Kozlowski C, Guan Y, Durrbaum M, Lu S, Fortin JP, Koeppen H, Ziai J, Chang CW, Keerthivasan S, Plante M, Bourgon R, Bais C, Hegde P, Daemen A, Turley S, Wang Y

Integrated digital pathology and transcriptome analysis identifies molecular mediators of T-cell exclusion in ovarian cancer.

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Nat Commun, 11 (1), pp. 5583, 2020, ISSN: 2041-1723.

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Small W Jr, Peltecu G, Puiu A, Corha A, Cocirta E, Cigaran RG, Plante M, Jhingran A, Stang K, Gaffney D, Bacon M, McCormack M

Cervical cancer in Eastern Europe: review and proceedings from the Cervical Cancer Research Conference.

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Int J Gynecol Cancer, 2020, ISSN: 1048-891X.

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Jegatheeswaran K, Cormier B, Dube S, Gotlieb WH, Helpman L, Kwon JS, Lau S, Mah S, May T, Saab D, McNeill M, Plante M, Renaud MC, Shamiya S, Vicus D, Parra-Herran C, Feigenberg T

Evaluating the diagnostic performance of preoperative endometrial biopsies in patients diagnosed with high grade endometrial cancer: A study of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (GOC) Community of Practice (CoP).

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Gynecol Oncol, 159 (1), pp. 52-57, 2020, ISSN: 0090-8258.

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Abu-Rustum NR, Angioli R, Bailey AE, Broach V, Buda A, Coriddi MR, Dayan JH, Frumovitz M, Kim YM, Kimmig R, Leitao MM Jr, Muallem Z, McKittrick M, Mehrara B, Montera R, Moukarzel LA, Naik R, Pedra Nobre S, Plante M, Plotti F, Zivanovic O

IGCS Intraoperative Technology Taskforce. Update on near infrared imaging technology: beyond white light and the naked eye, indocyanine green and near infrared technology in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

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Int J Gynecol Cancer, 30 (5), pp. 670-683, 2020, ISSN: 1048-891X.

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Plante M, Renaud MC, Sebastianelli A, Gregoire J

Simple vaginal trachelectomy in women with early-stage low-risk cervical cancer who wish to preserve fertility: the new standard of care?

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Int J Gynecol Cancer, 30 (7), pp. 981-986, 2020, ISSN: 1048-891X.

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Trudel D, Avarvarei LM, Orain M, Turcotte S, Plante M, Gregoire J, Kappelhoff R, Labbe DP, Bachvarov D, Tetu B, Overall CM, Bairati I

Proteases and their inhibitors as prognostic factors for high-grade serous ovarian cancer.

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Pathol Res Pract, 215 (6), pp. 152369, 2019, ISSN: 0344-0338.

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Renaud MC, Belanger L, Lachapelle P, Gregoire J, Sebastianelli A, Plante M

Effectiveness of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program in Gynaecology Oncologic Surgery: A Single-Centre Prospective Cohort Study.

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J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 41 (4), pp. 436-442, 2019, ISSN: 1701-2163.

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Bhatla N, Berek JS, Cuello Fredes M, Denny LA, Grenman S, Karunaratne K, Kehoe ST, Konishi I, Olawaiye AB, Prat J, Sankaranarayanan R, Brierley J, Mutch D, Querleu D, Cibula D, Quinn M, Botha H, Sigurd L, Rice L, Ryu HS, Ngan H, Maenpaa J, Andrijono A, Purwoto G, Maheshwari A, Bafna UD, Plante M, Natarajan J

Revised FIGO staging for carcinoma of the cervix uteri.

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Int J Gynaecol Obstet, 145 (1), pp. 129-135, 2019, ISSN: 0020-7292.

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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 2022-06-13

Recently finished projects

  • Randomized trial comparing radical hysterectomy and pelvic node dissection vs simple hysterectomy and pelvic node dissection in patients with low risk cervical cancer defined as lesions measuring less than 2 cm with less than 50% stromal in, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2012-03-31 to 2020-03-31
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