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

 

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About the CPQR

Highlights and News

  • CPQR is seeking feedback on the newest member of its guidance suite: Guidance on the Use of Common Nomenclature and Data Sets in Canadian Radiation Treatment Programs. Submit your feedback during our 45-day review period ending 15 January 2021. Draft available in English only.
  • The deadline for CPQR’s Benchmarking survey has been extended to 15 December, 2020. Please let CPQR know the impact their initiatives and programs have had on your program over the past decade.
  • Check out the Fall 2020 Issue of our NSIR-RT Bulletin to learn more about the role of incidents in dosimetric harm, and upcoming educational opportunities
  • CPQR is very excited to release a suite of self-audit tools for our TQC suite of guidelines. These tools allow programs to evaluate their compliance. We’re also undertaking a comprehensive review of our current TQCs – if you have feedback please complete this survey by 15 December 2020
  • After a robust systematic literature review, CPQR, in collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), has endorsed the cervical cancer module of the EORTC PRO for use with patients undergoing radiotherapy in Canada. For more information on this measure, visit our Patient Reported Outcomes page.

Our Activities and Beyond

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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:

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

Our Steering Committee

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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.

Welcome to our new CPQR Steering Committee member, MerryLee McGuffin. Learn more about MerryLee and her work!