December 2019

Disseminating Knowledge and Promoting Oncologic Care

On June 1, 2019, the CAHON Summer, Semi-Annual Symposium and Reception was held at the Metropolitan in Willis Tower, Chicago, IL, during the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. Three CAHON members spoke about the recent clinical developments in lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. More than 200 CAHON members and guests attended this event.

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On July 27, 2019 -- Hampton Roads Oncology Updates 2019 -- the CAHON Community Oncology CME Conference was jointly held by the CAHON Clinical Practice Committee and US Oncology in New Port News, Virginia. Close to 200 people attended the meeting and about 50 were CAHON members from around the country. The meeting focused on GI malignancies, with updates on medical oncology, surgical oncology and cancer genetics. CAHON members enjoyed a social gathering after the education event.

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On November 16-17, 2019, the 6th Annual New York Oncology Forum (NYOF) was held at the Sheraton La Guardia Hotel in Flushing, New York. The Forum attracted over 135 attendees including 96 CAHON members. More than 20 experts, 18 of which were CAHON members, gave talks about different areas of oncology management. Dr. Kanti Rai, who was awarded the CAHON’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the CAHON Annual Meeting, presented the keynote address about the Current Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

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On December 7, 2019, the CAHON Semi-Annual Winter Symposium and Reception was held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando, FL, during the 2019 ASH Annual Meeting. Four CAHON members spoke on the recent clinical developments in hematologic malignancies.  More than 100 CAHON members and guests attended this event.

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Submitted by the CAHON Event and Education Committee:Yiwu Huang, MD, PhD and Jiping Wang, MD, PhD and the CAHON Clinical Practice Committee: Ligeng Tian, MD, PhD, Jane Liu, MD, PhD, Bo Zhao, MD, PhD

Leading the Field of Immuno-Oncology

CAHON successfully co-hosted the 5th Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Workshop, June 29-30, 2019 in Tianjin, China with the China Center for Food and Drug International Exchange (CCFDIE), Center of Drug Evaluation (CDE) of the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) , and the Tsinghua University School of Medicine. Once again, CAHON played a leading role in convening the world’s leaders in the development, investigation, and evaluation of new cancer Immunotherapeutics together, to discuss the next wave of the development of immune-oncology. The event featured academic IO thought leaders from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, John Hopkins, The Ohio State University, University of Washington, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California Irvine, and the University of Michigan as well as their counterpart leaders from Tsinghua University, Nan Kai University, and SYS School of Medicine. Senior executives from Merck and Astella provided industry perspectives.

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To download the program in Chinese, click here.
To download the program in English, click here.

Report by Zhishifenzi (Chinese)
Report by National Medical Products Administration

Submitted by the CAHON Publication Committee: Huiguo (Edward) Lin, MD, PhD, Bo Lu, MD, PhD

Bridging the Gap in the Hematologic and Oncologic Research and Patient Care Between China and the United States

In addition to the 5th Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Workshop, CAHON has participated in several activities in 2019 that fulfill the mission to serve as a bridge between China and the United States.

International Conference on Innovative Drug Clinical Development (English Translation) on June 27, 2019 in Hangzhou, China

First Annual CLINICALTRIALS + US Summit on July 31, 2019, in Boston, MA

CAHON activities during the China Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) Annual Meeting in Xiamen, China, September 18-22, 2019

CAHON Clinical Oncology Roundtable Forum on September 19, 2019

Committee of Oversea Experts (COE) Session on September 20, 2019

CSCO-CAHON-SITC Immune-Oncology Session on September 21, 2019

More than 40 CAHON members attended as invited speakers, session chairs and CAHON-CSCO travel awardees

Submitted by the CAHON Sino-US Committee: Xinsheng (Michael) Liao, MD, PhD, Jin He, MD, PhD

Bridging the Gap in Clinical Practice of Oncology Between China and the United States

In July 2019, CAHON's Clinical Practice Committee organized a delegation of twelve CAHON members to travel to Guiyang, Qianzhou. As community-based experts, their goal was to meet and exchange experiences with colleagues from Guizhou Medical University Hospital and Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Fifteen CAHON members participated in case discussions, lectures and question and answer sessions with representatives from many of the hosting hospital departments. There was great interest in cooperating in order to integrate modern medicine with traditional Chinese medicine and to improve the level of diagnosis, treatment and scientific research of cancer in China.

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Submitted by the CAHON Clinical Practice Committee: Jane Liu, MD, PhD, Bo Zhao, MD, PhD

Promoting Career Development of Future Hematologists and Oncologists

Since 2018, nearly 40 trainees have joined CAHON as Associate Members. The CAHON Fellow Committee has successfully organized a Trainee Session during the 6th Annual New York Oncology Forum (NYOF) in November 2019. CAHON provided multiple travel awards to Associate Members to attend the Virginia Beach CME Conference and the CAHON New York Oncology Forum (NYOF).

NYOF Trainee Session

Session Chairs:

  • Bo Wang, MD - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • Yucai Wang, MD, PhD - Mayo Clinic


  • Haiyun Wang, MD, Fellow - University of Minnesota, Pathological Complete Response Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Operable Breast Cancer Patients: Is Obesity a Predictive Factor?
  • Lei Deng, MD, Resident (PGY3) - Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Mortality of Lung Cancer as a Second Primary Malignancy
  • Kevin Shieh, MD, Resident - Maimonides Medical Center, Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment in a Mixed Group of Patients with Platinum Sensitive and Refractory Cervical Cancer
  • Jiajia Zhang, MD, MPH - Johns Hopkins University, Oral Antibiotic Use and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the United Kingdom, 1989-2012: A Matched Case - Control Study

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Submitted by the CAHON Fellow Committee: Lin Mei, MD, PhD, Gang Chen, MD, PhD

Developing CAHON into a Professional Society of Clinical Oncology Research Excellence

Many CAHON members are key opinion leaders in clinical oncology research. The Clinical Research Committee has developed a searchable, online Member Directory. Members can log in to search for the members’ affiliation, specialties and research interests. Members can log in here. If you are a member and need assistance logging in to your member account, please email

Membership Report
View a full membership report by clicking here.

CAHON Clinical Trial Consortium
More recently, the committee surveyed the membership to determine if there is interest in forming a CAHON Clinical Trial Consortium.
View the trial consortium survey results here.

Members can log in on the CAHON website here  If you are a member and need assistance logging in to your member account, please email

Submitted by the CAHON Clinical Research Committee: Janice Lu, MD, PhD, Jun Zhang, MD, PhD, Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD

Promoting Academic Development of CAHON Members

In 2019, CAHON recognized ten young investigators that are CAHON members and three international guests with awards for their academic excellence.

Young Investigator Awards

  • Sophie Feng, MD, Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Changchuan Jiang, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Siyu Shi, MD Candidate, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Hao Xie, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Christina Poh, MD - University of California at Davis
  • Mengyang Di, MD, PhD - Rhode Island Hospital

International Young Investigator Awards

  • Peiqi Zhao, PhD - Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital
  • Tongyuan Xue,  MD, PhD Candidate - Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
  • Xiangxiang Zhou, MD - Shandong Provincial Hospital

New York Oncology Forum (NYOF) Fellows and Resident Travel Award

  • Haiyun Wang, MD - University of Minnesota
  • Shijia Zhang, MD, PhD - University of Minnesota
  • Zhihong Julia Zhang, MD, PhD - University of Arkansas

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Young Investigator Award

  • Kai He, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University

Submitted by the CAHON Academic Committee: Siwen Hu, MD, PhD, Wei Ding, MD, PhD

Increasing Key Strategic Partnerships

On June 2, 2019, CAHON signed a Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) establishing a partnership to work together to improve oncologic patient care in China.

Growing Membership

In the last four years, CAHON membership has grown significantly. The majority of CAHON members have logged into the new CAHON website and are fully engaged with the CAHON activities.

Regular Membership: $100 USD Annually
Associate Membership: Dues Waived
Allied Membership: $100 USD Annually
For more information on membership categories and to apply for membership, visit here.

Outstanding Service Award
CAHON continues to honor our members for their outstanding services and contributions. This year’s Outstanding Service Awardees are:

Jing-Zhou Hou, MD, PhD Sen Zhuang, MD, PhD

Submitted by the CAHON Membership Committee: Hong Zheng, MD, PhD, Chaohong Fan, MD, PhD, and Qiwei Gai, MD, PhD

We Need Your Support - Consider an End of Year Donation to CAHON

In 2018, we had a very successful donation drive, with many of you and our global colleagues donating generously. The financial support helped us to accomplish all of these goals in 2019. Thank you!

We hope to mirror the success of last year and sincerely hope to see broad participation from our wonderful friends and colleagues and beyond. Donations can be made by check or online and you can indicate how you would like the funds to be used. Please visit the CAHON website here to make a donation. 

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