Dr. Christine Desbiens is a surgical oncologist and associate clinical professor at the CHU de Québec and is the outgoing Medical Director of the Center for Breast Diseases, a role she has held since 2015.

She obtained her doctorate in medicine and received her diploma in general surgery at Laval University in Quebec City. She completed a breast cancer subspecialty at the London Regional Cancer Center affiliated with the University of Western Ontario.

Since 1999, Dr. Desbiens has been practicing researcher and clinician in the Oncology axis of the CHU de Québec research center. She is also member and head of clinical studies of the Canadian Cancer Trial Group (CCTG) at the CHUQ.

Her interest lies in the several phases of breast cancer, from screening to metastatic disease including innovative aspects in surgery and breast oncoplasty. She participates as an investigator and co-investigator in numerous randomized clinical trials.

Dr. Desbien’s longstanding interest in genetics has led her to be one of the initiators of the recently established oncogenetics network of the RUIS of the Université Laval.