Urologic Oncology Group

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Contact Information

Luke Thomas Lavallée, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC


Administrative Assistant:
Kelly Hillier
Phone: 613-737-8899 x 73019
Email: khiller@toh.ca

The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
501 ch. Smyth Rd.
Box / C.P. 222
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8L6

Research Activities


Current Studies

  1. Multi-center randomized controlled trial (RCT) assessing renal hypothermia during partial nephrectomy
  2. Multi-center RCT assessing the effectiveness of tranexamic acid during radical cystectomy (TACT)
    The Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Cystectomy Trial (TACT) study is a multi-centre randomized controlled trial evaluating the use of TXA in urologic oncology to reduce blood loss and the need for transfusion during surgery in patients with bladder cancer. TACT is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and is a collaboration between Dalhousie University, McGill University, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), Laval University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University Health Network (Toronto).
  3. Evaluation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prostate cancer prior to surgery
  4. Canadian Kidney Cancer Information System (CKCis)
    The Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada is a virtual and inclusive network of researchers committed to the facilitation of kidney cancer research across different sites in Canada that will enhance the knowledge of kidney cancer and its treatment.
  5. National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
  6. SUREP
    This pilot study was created to improve the quality of prostate cancer surgery by providing feedback to surgeons. We monitor the cancer outcomes and post-surgery urinary and erectile function of the patients who have prostate cancer surgery. This information will then be provided back to the prostate cancer surgeons so they know how their patients recover compared to the patients of other prostate cancer surgeons in Ottawa. We believe this feedback will help surgeons to achieve the best possible care for their patients.


Groups and Committees

  • International Evidence Based Urology Group
  • Evidence Based Reviews in Urology (American Urological Association)