Montreal, October 17, 2017 - The Quebec Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of a new administrator, Dr. Philippe Sauthier, to its Board of Directors. 

Dr. Sauthier is a gyne-oncologist who received his Federal Diploma in Medicine and his Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He continued his training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudoi in Lausanne under Professor Hans Bossart, an acquaintance of Foundation co-founder Dr. Pierre Audet-Lapointe. It was this link with Dr. Audet-Lapointe that led him to Quebec, where from 1996 to 1998, he pursued his gynecologic oncology training at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). In 2004 he joined the team in the CHUM Gynecologic Oncology unit. In 2009 he became Director of the Quebec Trophoblastic Disease Registry. In 2011, he was appointed Head of the CHUM Gynecologic Oncology Unit and in 2013, became Assistant Medical Director at the CHUM Integrated Cancer Centre. Since 2016, he has been Head of the CHUM Obstetrics-Gynecology Department.

Dr. Sauthier joins a board of directors made up of seasoned professionals who within their respective fields are dedicated to working together to ease the lives of people with cancer and those of their families. Dr. Philippe Sauthier was already involved with the Quebec Cancer Foundation between 2006 and 2013, during which time he chaired the Board of Directors’ Information and Documentation Committee.

For Foundation co-founders, Dr. Pierre Audet-Lapointe and Michel Gélinas, this appointment marks a very welcome return: "We have every reason to celebrate the return of such an accomplished medical professional who is so acutely aware of the difficulties that those dealing with cancer encounter in everyday life. It is a privilege to be able to count on the commitment of Dr. Sauthier, whose expertise and reputation make us even better equipped to address the specific needs of the people we support every day."

The members of the board support the cause in various ways and utilize their networks to spread the word about the Quebec Cancer Foundation throughout Quebec. The Foundation’s team and the other members of the Board of Directors join the co-founders in welcoming Dr. Sauthier!


About the Quebec Cancer Foundation

For over 35 years now, the Quebec Cancer Foundation has been the leading organization dedicated to helping people cope with cancer, a disease that affects one in two Quebecers, and has many impacts in their day-to-day lives. With locations in Montreal, Quebec City, Estrie, Outaouais and Mauricie, the Foundation gives people with cancer and their loved ones access to lodging and support services to meet their practical needs and facilitates access to cancer treatments. Through its Info-cancer services, the Foundation also offers support, information and reassurance, free of charge, to people across the province. 

Info-Cancer Hotline: 1-800-363-0063 | www.cancerquebec.com | Facebook: fqcancer
 
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Source:
Mariane Bouvette, Communications and Public Relations Officer
Quebec Cancer Foundation
Tel: 514-527-2194 | mbouvette@fqc.qc.ca