The History of cIQc
Founded by Drs. Emina Emilia Torlakovic and Blake Gilks, the Canadian Immunohistochemistry Quality Control (cIQc) built on existing work to systematically monitor and improve the proficiency of immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing across the country. Creation of this Canada-wide quality assessment program facilitated participation by IHC labs nationwide and, eventually, by international stakeholders, regardless of jurisdiction or existing accreditation requirements.
The cIQc was supported from its inception by the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan and is endorsed by the Canadian Association of Pathologists.
Since April 2009 it was made available to all Canadian clinical IHC laboratories in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.