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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11, côte du Palais
Québec, Québec
Canada G1R 2J6

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Antoniou AC, Durocher F, Smith P, Simard J, Easton DF, INHERIT BRCAs

BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation predictions using the BOADICEA and BRCAPRO models and penetrance estimation in high-risk French-Canadian families.

Journal Article

Breast Cancer Res, 8 (1), pp. R3, 2006, ISSN: 1465-5411.

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Goffin F, Plante M, Roy M

Traitement conservateur du cancer du col utérin

Journal Article

EMC. Techniques Chirurgicales. Gynécologie., 1 (1), pp. 41-720 (13 pages), 2006, ISSN: 2211-0666.

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Dorval M, Gauthier G, Maunsell E, Dugas MJ, Rouleau I, Chiquette J, Plante M, Laframboise R, Gaudet M, Bridge PJ, Simard J

No evidence of false reassurance among women with an inconclusive BRCA1/2 genetic test result.

Journal Article

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 14 (12), pp. 2862-7, 2005, ISSN: 1055-9965.

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Plante M, Renaud MC, Roy M

Radical vaginal trachelectomy: a fertility-preserving option for young women with early stage cervical cancer.

Journal Article

Gynecol Oncol, 99 (3 Suppl 1), pp. S143-6, 2005, ISSN: 0090-8258.

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Fortin J, Moisan AM, Dumont M, Leblanc G, Labrie Y, Durocher F, Bessette P, Bridge P, Chiquette J, Laframboise R, Lépine J, Lespérance B, Pichette R, Plante M, Provencher L, Voyer P, Simard J

A new alternative splice variant of BRCA1 containing an additional in-frame exon.

Journal Article

Biochim Biophys Acta, 1731 (1), pp. 57-65, 2005, ISSN: 0006-3002.

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Campos S, Hamid O, Seiden MV, Oza A, Plante M, Potkul RK, Lenehan PF, Kaldjian EP, Varterasian ML, Jordan C, Charbonneau C, Hirte H

Multicenter, randomized phase II trial of oral CI-1033 for previously treated advanced ovarian cancer.

Journal Article

J Clin Oncol, 23 (24), pp. 5597-604, 2005, ISSN: 0732-183X.

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Vézina H, Durocher F, Dumont M, Houde L, Szabo C, Tranchant M, Chiquette J, Plante M, Laframboise R, Lépine J, Nevanlinna H, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Goldgar D, Bridge P, Simard J

Molecular and genealogical characterization of the R1443X BRCA1 mutation in high-risk French-Canadian breast/ovarian cancer families.

Journal Article

Hum Genet, 117 (2-3), pp. 119-32, 2005, ISSN: 0340-6717.

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Plante M, Renaud MC, Hoskins IA, Roy M

Vaginal radical trachelectomy: a valuable fertility-preserving option in the management of early-stage cervical cancer. A series of 50 pregnancies and review of the literature.

Journal Article

Gynecol Oncol, 98 (1), pp. 3-10, 2005, ISSN: 0090-8258.

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Simard J, Joly Y, Durocher F, Knoppers BM, INHERIT BRCAs

Les enjeux éthiques du partage des résultats de recherche: l'expérience d'INHERIT BRCAS

Book Chapter

S, Philips-Nootens; B, Godard; BM, Knoppers; MH, Régnier (Ed.): La recherche en génétique et en génomique : droits et responsabilités, pp. 103-139, Montréal, Éditions Thémis, 2005, ISBN: 2894002084.

Roy M, Plante M, Renaud MC

Laparoscopically assisted vaginal radical hysterectomy.

Journal Article

Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol, 19 (3), pp. 377-86, 2005, ISSN: 1521-6934.

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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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