The Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy

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The Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (CPQR) was founded in 2010 as an alliance amongst the three key national professional organizations: the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO), the Canadian Organizations of Medical Physicists (COMP) and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT), with financial and strategic backing provided by the federal government through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), a national resource for advancing cancer prevention and treatment.

On October 1 2021 CPQR will become a standing committee within the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies. This is an important step to sustaining radiation treatment quality improvement advances made over the last 10 years, improving clinical outcomes through treatment innovation and strengthening system performance.

More information on CPQR and its programs can be found at http://www.cpqr.ca

Technical Quality Control Guidelines

COMP is recognized for its collaboration with CPQR and national stakeholders to develop guidelines that enhance the quality and safety of radiation treatment delivery. It played a key role in the development of CPQR's suite of Technical Quality Control Guidelines.  In 2021 COMP assumed the role of steward of these guidelines and will ensure they remain up to date and will drive uptake by Canadian radiation treatment programs.

You can access these guidelines at http://cpqr.ca/programs/technical-quality-control/ 

Self-audit tools are also available.  These allow radiation treatment programs to evaluate their compliance against the Technical Quality Control Guidelines. For a full list of self-audit tools available please visit CPQR's self audit page: http://www.cpqr.ca/rt-selfaudit-tools/