Pierre Audet-Lapointe stands out through his humanity and outstanding dedication. As an expert in the field of oncology-gynecology, he has distinguished himself as a professor at the Université de Montréal and a physician and administrator at the Hôpital Notre-Dame. He is known especially as the leading figure and founding president of the Fondation québécoise du cancer. Since it was created in 1979, and through the vision and voluntary efforts of this man of compassion, many services have been established. These include hostels providing accommodation for cancer patients and their families, an art therapy workshop, and Info-cancer, an interactive free-of-charge telephone service. In addition, many other organizations in the healthcare field have benefited from his support.