Lucie Lafay-Cousin

Associate Professor

Oncology & Paediatrics


Contact information


Office: 403-995-2554

Web presence


Preferred method of communication


Karen Fandrey


Office: 403-955-7272

Research and teaching

Area of Focus

  • Pediatric brain tumor
  • infant medulloblastoma
  • ATRT
  • long term follow up of pediatric brain tumor survivors

Summary of Research

Dr. Lafay-Cousin’s primary area of clinical research is in pediatric brain tumors, with a specific interest in brain tumors occurring in very young children such as medulloblastoma, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) and choroid plexus tumors. She is the chair of the Children Oncology Group clinical trial ACNS 1221 for desmoplastic medulloblastoma in young children. She has developed the Canadian Registry of Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors which led to significant clinical contribution to the identification of prognostic factors and therapeutic targets of this disease. She is also interested other rare brain tumors like intracranial germ cell tumors and the long term follow of survivors of brain tumors.


Dr. Lucie Lafay-Cousin is a pediatric oncologist at Alberta Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology and Pediatrics, at the University of Calgary.  She received her MD and did her fellowship in pediatric oncology in Lille and at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Paris. She further extended her training with a 3 years fellowship in pediatric neuro-oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto before joining the Alberta Children Hospital in 2006