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Rodney Breau
613-737-8899 ext. 73019
rbreau@toh.on.ca

Rodney Breau

Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

Prostate Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Robotic Surgery
Blood loss and transfusion during surgery
Evidence based medicine
Clinical Trials
Cohort Studies

Brief Biography

Dr. Rodney Breau is a Surgical Oncologist, an Assistant Professor of Urology at The University of Ottawa, and an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He attended medical school at Dalhousie University and urology residency at the University of Ottawa. He completed his Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic and received a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research from Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Breau is a founding member of the International Evidence Based Urology Group and serves on the American Urological Association steering committee for Evidence Based Reviews in Urology.  He is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology and has been recognized nationally and internationally for research contributions in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer.

Selected Publications

Breau RH, Kokolo MB, Punjani N, Cagiannos I, Beck A, Niznick N, Buenaventura C, Cowan J, Knoll G, Momoli F, Morash C, Ruzicka M, Schachinka S, Tinmouth A, Xie HY, and Fergusson DA. Efficacy and safety of lysine analogs during pelvic surgery: a systematic review. Transfusion Medicine Reviews. 2014. In Press.

Lavallée LT, Fergusson D, Mallick R, Grenon R, Morgan SC, Momoli F, Witiuk K, Morash C, Cagiannos I, and Breau RH. Radiotherapy after Radical Prostatectomy: Treatment Recommendations Differ between Urologists and Radiation Oncologists. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79773. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079773. Nov 4, 2013.

Punjani N, Lavallée LT, Momoli F, Fergusson D, Witiuk K, Mallick R, Morash C, Cagiannos I, and Breau RH. Blood Transfusion and Hemostatic Agents used during Radical Cystectomy. Canadian Urological Association Journal 2013; 7(5-6):e275-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.1002 Published online May 13, 2013.

Breau RH, Karnes RJ, Jacobson DJ, McGree ME, Jacobsen SJ, Nehra A, Lieber MM, and St. Sauver JL. The association between statin use and the diagnosis of prostate cancer. J. Urol. 2010 184(2): 494-9.

Breau RH, Crispen PL, Jimenez RE, Lohse CM, Blute ML, and Leibovich BC. Outcome of stage T2 or greater renal cell cancer treated with partial nephrectomy. J Urol. 2010 Mar;183(3):903-8.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Cancer; Kidney disease; Kidney disease; Other; Prostate cancer



Research and clinical approaches


Clinical decision rules; Clinical research; Clinical trials; Cohort studies; Imaging; Patient decision aids; Quality Improvement; Surgery; Systematic reviews; Transfusions