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Bernard Têtu

In 1986, Dr. Bernard Têtu joined the CRC in 1986 following his recruitment at the Faculty of Medicine of Laval University. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1995, then appointed Head of the Pathology Division of the Department of Medical Biology in 1998. He was also Assistant Director for Clinical Research at the CRCHU de Québec-UL from 2006 to 2011 as well as Head of anatomopathology department of the CRCHU de Québec-UL from 1998 to 2006. Professor Têtu's contribution to training the next generation in anatomopathology is considerable. He has directed or co-directed the research projects of more than twenty graduate students and supervised those of many students and residents in anatomopathology and other specialties, many of whom have become clinician-scientists.

One of his most significant achievements is undoubtedly the biobank of more than 5,000 oncological specimens that he established at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval. He also collaborated on the IUCPQ biobank, which contains some 3,500 lung cancer tissue samples. His expertise in oncological pathology is recognized across the country. He is also a pioneer in the field of telepathology in Quebec. In fact, since 2011, several health establishments in Eastern Quebec have been able to rely on the services of a pathologist virtually at all times thanks to the unique network set up by Bernard Têtu's team.

Dr. Têtu has made a considerable contribution to the mission of our university topic center. His passion for research and teaching will have marked the CRC while the biobanks he has set up over all these years constitute an invaluable legacy that will continue to serve all our researchers for years to come.