CPQR is a leader in quality improvement initiatives
for radiation treatment.



High quality and safe radiation treatment is our priority



Our work will improve the cancer experience for Canadians



About the CPQR

Highlights and News

  • CPQR is excited to announce that its much anticipated Incident Investigation Course 2017 will start November 28, 2017! Register now as space is limited!  More Information can be found on the course outline.
  • Do you treat head and neck cancer? Patients being treated for palliative bone metastases?  Get involved in CPQR’s new PRO-gram pilot!  More information coming soon!
  • CPQR Chair, Michael Milosevic and colleagues have published on the value of implementing an incident learning program from the local, national and international perspective.  Check it out!

Our Activities and Beyond


CPQR successfully achieved all key deliverables set forth in its 2010 and 2012 project plans. Moving forward it has developed a plan that capitalizes on the momentum created in these programs while continually striving to raise the bar on quality, safety and system performance initiatives in Canada.

Our new programs focus on:

  • Equitable access to radiation treatment across Canada;
  • Patterns of radiation treatment practice across Canada; and
  • Patient reported outcomes to guide clinical care and pan-Canadian performance improvement.

CPQR continues to support its existing programs, encouraging uptake and utilization across the country.

Our Steering Committee


The success of CPQR can be derived in part from the strong initial and sustained engagement of the radiation treatment community, through partnership with the professions involved in radiation treatment planning and delivery: the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO), the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).

Recognizing that much of the work undertaken by CPQR requires support and input from provincial cancer agencies, CPQR also includes representation from the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies.  Two patient representatives are also included to ensure that CPQR programs, and strategic priorities address the needs of patients and their families.

Full membership information is available in the About Us page of our website.

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