Michel Dorval is a Full Professor at the Laval University Faculty of Pharmacy, and scientist at the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Axe Oncologie. He holds a master’s degree in Psychology (1984) and a Doctorate in Epidemiology (1997) from Laval University, complemented by postdoctoral training from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard Medical School) thanks to a Terry Fox Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute of Canada. From 1999 to 2011, he has constantly held research career awards (Junior I, Junior II, Senior) from the Fonds de la recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS).

Since the mid 90’s, his research has focused on the psychosocial issues related to hereditary and familial breast cancer. From 2001 to 2007, he led the psychosocial component of the research program INHERIT BRCAs (Interdisciplinary Health Research International Team on Breast Cancer Susceptibility), which was then funded in 2008 as a CIHR team working on the familial risks of breast cancer. Using a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches, his team highlighted the relevance of providing psychosocial support to women tested for a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancers and demonstrated the importance of providing continuing medical education on hereditary cancers to primary care physicians.

In 2012, his work led to the creation of the Centre ROSE (Ressources en Oncogénétique pour le Soutien et l’Éducation), which he co-founded with his colleague Dr. Jocelyne Chiquette thanks to funding from the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. The Centre ROSE‘s mission is to inform and support people with an inherited cancer risk, and to provide education on hereditary cancers to healthcare professionals, based on evidence. Since 2015, the Centre ROSE has evolved into the Réseau ROSE (Network) by adding satellites in the Montreal, Saguenay-Lac St-Jean, and Lower Saint-Lawrence regions. Since its creation, the Centre ROSE has received various awards, including Hommage aux Innovations Sociales from Laval University (2014), the Community Innovation Award of Excellence from the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (2016), and the Health Promotion and Prevention Award from the Direction générale de cancérologie du Québec (2016).

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Maunsell E, Guay S, Yandoma E, Dorval M, Lauzier S, Provencher L, Robidoux A

Patterns of confidant use among patients and spouses in the year after breast cancer.

Journal Article

J Cancer Surviv, 3 (4), pp. 202-11, 2009, ISSN: 1932-2259.

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Cappelli M, Esplen MJ, Woilson BJ, Bottorff JL, Dorval M, Ly M, Carroll J, Allanson J, Rayson D

Identifying mental health services in clinical genetic settings

Journal Article

Clin Genet, 74 , pp. 326-31, 2009, ISSN: 0009-9163.

Dorval M, Bouchard K

Génétique et soins infirmiers

Book Chapter

5e, Édition (Ed.): Soins infirmiers: Médecine et chirurgie, ERPI, 2009.

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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
  • Comprendre le lien entre le jeu problématique et les troubles psychotiques chez les jeunes : une nouvelle voie vers le rétablissement, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Action concertée - Programme de recherche sur les impacts socioéconomiques des jeux de hasard et d'argent, from 2019-04-01 to 2023-06-01
  • Conseil génétique concernant le risque héréditaire de cancer du sein: Comment améliorer l’offre de services pour préserver la qualité de vie et la satisfaction des femmes potentiellement à risque?, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2019-01-01 to 2021-01-31
  • Le patient accompagnateur, une ressource organisationnelle comme levier pour une expérience patient améliorée en oncologie (PAROLE-Onco), Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Partenariats pour l'amélioration des systèmes de santé (PASS) dans la luttre contre le cancer, from 2017-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Personalized Risk Assesment for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer : Integration and Implementation (PERSPECTIVE II), Subvention, Génome Canada, Projets de recherche appliquée à grande échelle - Large-Scale Applied Research Project, from 2017-11-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Pilot study of a community pharmacy-based program to enhance adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy among breast, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2019-10-01 to 2022-02-28

Recently finished projects

  • Détresse et satisfactions face au processus informationnel et décisionnel lors d'un cancer de la prostate localisé, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2017-02-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Préférences sociétales concernant la divulgation des découvertes fortuites issues de la génomique clinique : Perspectives de patients atteints de cancer et de la population générale, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, Programme Savoir : Subventions de développement Savoir, from 2017-06-01 to 2019-09-30
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