Join the CRAAZ Board! (We Want You)



We’ve all got experience and knowledge to share, and the best way to get your voice heard is to run for office. While the CTR is required to run for president, there are plenty of positions that don’t require certifications. Whatever your background, we can work with you to find a position that you can make a valuable contribution to.


Do you have concerns about the pricing for membership or for our annual conference? Do you have ideas for educational offerings? Do you have suggestions for how CRAAZ can help the registry community? Join us!


If  you’ve served on the board before, each year is different and I can tell you I already have exciting plans for 2018.


What is the commitment, you ask? 


Not much, actually. We hold our meetings via once-a-month phone calls, so you can contribute from the comfort of your own home. Oh, and you will need to make sure you’re a member of CRAAZ next year.


What are the open positions?


President Elect

Vice President



President Elect requires a CTR (or someone CTR eligible) and is a 3 year commitment (you’ll serve one year as President Elect to learn the ropes, then have your chance to hear “Hail to the Chief” sung in your honor as President your second year (2019), and then you’ll get to enjoy being Immediate Past President and chair of the Nominating Committee. Perks include getting to represent CRAAZ at NCRA when you’re President and getting to plan the conference (you know you want to!).


Vice President means you will be able to vote and attend teleconferences, and you’ll step in when the President can’t. It’s a great learning experience. You’ll need your CTR in case you have to serve as President.


Secretary would give you the opportunity to get to know the Board and become more involved in CRAAZ as well by helping with meeting minutes (no big deal…we even have a template) and maintaining the membership list. You’ll laugh lots and you’ll learn lots, sometimes at the same time.




We’d love to hear your suggestions, and we will gently remind them how amazing they are and see if they’re interested in participating on the CRAAZ Board.




Have we got positions for you! We’re always looking for general membership representatives who can give us feedback from our members on how we can improve CRAAZ. You could help out with the Education conference. Maybe you’re the sort who just love coming up with rules and regulations. There’s the Bylaws Committee to consider. Oh…or you could be great with websites and e-mails (I see that phone out right now). We’d love to have you share your time and your talents, whatever they are.


Let us know what you’re interested in doing and what you’re available for and we’ll find a spot for you. There are fresh baked cookies and balloon animals!



If you’re interested in running for the CRAAZ Board, if you have suggestions for who we should approach, or if you’re interested in serving in a non-elected (appointed) position, please fill out the information form I’ve attached. You can return it to me at or contact past CRAAZ president Iris Castro at


We’ll be voting on Friday, so send us your nominations ASAP.


All my best,



Juliet R. Wilkins, CTR

Immediate Past President/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair
Cancer Registry Association of Arizona

2017-2018 CRAAZ Nominating Form

2017 Membership Registration is NOW OPEN!!

2017 membership registration is now open. Click on the Membership page and you then have the option to either enroll online and pay via PayPal or you can download and print out the membership application and mail it in with your payment (check or money order).

Early Bird registration is open from today until January 31st. Those members who register during this time will be eligible for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Regular registration will run during the entire month of February. Late registration will apply during the month of March – so be prepared to add an additional $10 to your payment. Registration ends on March 31st.

The Early Bird Catches the Worm

The early bird catches the worm, and those who register early for the CRAAZ conference save money on the regular registration rate! Register before Thursday (9/15) to get the best price on this year’s educational conference.

Regular registration rates are in effect 9/16/16-10/13/16. Late registration fees apply the day of the conference, so complete your registration early!

Continue reading “The Early Bird Catches the Worm”

2016 CRAAZ Membership Opportunity This Friday

CRAAZ will open up 2016  membership registration again for ONE DAY ONLY on June 24th, at the ACR Training. We will have hard copy registration forms and will accept cash or check to pay your membership dues (no cards). By becoming a member, you will receive a discounted rate for our fall education conference. As a reminder, here are the costs based on membership type:

  • Active ($25.00) – Primary occupation cancer registry work (abstracting, follow up or supervision). Can vote, hold office and/or chair committee.
  • Associate ($15.00) – Person interested in purpose of association. Primary occupation CANNOT be cancer registry, cannot vote, hold office or chair committee.
  • Inactive ($15.00) – An inactive member is no longer working within the cancer registry field. This category includes retirees, unemployed persons, and persons on extended leave from their cancer registry position. An inactive member shall not vote, hold office or chair a committee, but may serve on a committee.
  • Student ($10.00) – Person enrolled in college level curriculum courses pertaining to medical records or cancer registry. Cannot vote, hold office or chair committee.
  • Sustaining ($50.00) – Person, institution or organization interested in promoting purpose of CRAAZ. Cannot vote, hold office, or chair a committee.

Dues paid after 2/29/2016 are late and an additional $10.00 late fee will be charged. Please be prepared to submit your dues with cash or check. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the ACR Training Friday!

Membership Registration 2016

Membership registration continues.  Please use the electronic registration to join CRAAZ for 2016 or download the paper form located on the site.  Please note that we do not have a website moderator for this year.  If you have any interest in this role within CRAAZ please contact President Juliet Wilkins. 

Registration for the Fall Conference Opens Today

Please join us for the Annual Conference October 9, 2015 hosted by Cancer Treatment Centers of America at the Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear, Arizona.  We have a great one day conference scheduled with 6 CE hours under review at NCRA.  You’ll find the agenda and registration information on the website.


Thank you for your support of our organization.


National Cancer Registrars Week April 6 – 10, 2015

Many thanks to Iris Castro, CTR, President for securing, once again, recognition for the important work of cancer registrars.  The Governor of Arizona, Douglas Ducey, has issued a proclamation acknowledging the importance of cancer registrars in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  As Cancer Registrars Week approaches, take some time to celebrate your work and your accomplishments and share with your colleagues in the fight.

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2015 Membership Applications Open Today

Welcome and Happy New Year!  The electronic membership registration opens today (the paper registration form is always available because paper is eternal).  Please take a moment to renew your membership.  As we have in previous years, early bird registration (January 2015) applications will be entered into a raffle.  The 2015 Executive Board will be meeting this month.  Your newly elected board is eager to hear from you.  Contact names and information have been updated throughout the webpages. 

CRAAZ Fall Meeting Registration Opens

Hello!  The CRAAZ Fall meeting is open to registration and this year we are offering 12 CE credits over a two day event.  The slate of speakers and fee schedule is available on the website under the Events tab. 

The speakers will be covering a number of interesting and diverse topics that will address new techniques in clinical care as well as registry protocols.  Attend one or both days!  Registration for both days includes a 10% discount.  There will be prize drawings for those that register during the Early Bird timeframe.   The CRAAZ Business meeting will be held over lunch on the first day.  We look forward to seeing our friends and colleagues face to face!

Happy Cancer Registrars Week April 7 – 11th, 2014

April 7th kicks off National Cancer Registrars Week with the NCRA theme this year being Cancer Registrars:  Steadfast in an Evolving Environment.  Don’t we know it!  Adapting every day to clinical breakthroughs, changes in data collection standards and information technology methodologies keep us all on our toes.  Your contribution has never been more vital to the understanding of cancer incidence and outcomes.  Please take a moment to download the official State of Arizona proclamation for Cancer Registrars Week.  Iris Castro, BSBA, CTR worked with the governor’s office to secure recognition for your efforts.  Thank you Iris!

Cancer Registrar Week Proclamation 2014