The Michel-Sarrazin Research team in psychosocial oncology and palliative care (ERMOS) plays a cross-cutting role of scientific support to some supraregional teams of oncology. The ERMOS enables increased collaboration between researchers from the axis Cancer Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval and to the axis Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care CRC-Université Laval. The ERMOS helps develop several research projects with significant societal impact.

The combination of expertise in psychosocial oncology and palliative care can influence the evolution of clinical practices and public policy.


This research infrastructure includes researchers from the region working in psychosocial oncology and palliative care.

    • The ERMOS totals 20 researchers and employs twenty research professionals, fifty students and research assistants and has an annual budget and direct grants of more than one million dollars.
      • This is an interdisciplinary team working in education, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing and pharmacy.
      • Researchers are career teachers in their respective disciplines and mainly at Laval University.