Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core (IROC) Houston QA Center

 

Mission Statement

 

Provide integrated radiation oncology and diagnostic imaging quality control programs in support of the NCIís NCTN Network thereby assuring high quality data for clinical trials designed to improve the clinical outcomes for cancer patients worldwide.

The QA programs at IROC Houston are designed to assure NCI and the NCTN Groups that institutions participating in NCTN clinical trials deliver prescribed radiation doses that are clinically comparable and consistent.

We accomplish this by assessing the institutionís radiotherapy programs, helping the institutions implement remedial actions, assisting the NCTN Groups by reviewing protocols and QA procedures, and informing the community of our findings.