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2023 New York Oncology Forum

Program AgendaYoung Investigator Travel Awards | Junior Investigator Award | Meeting Organizers | Sponsors & Exhibitors | Support Opportunities

The CAHON annual New York Oncology Forum (NYOF) is a one and a half day educational program that includes presentations on new developments and updates from the latest ASH, ASCO and SITC meetings including novel agents for Hematology and Oncology. 2023 will mark the 10th anniversary for this annual event which draws more than 100 clinicians, researchers, medical students, clinical fellows as well as laboratory and health care related scientists working in the hematology and oncology.


Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 8, 2023 - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sheraton La Guardia East
13520 39th Avenue
Flushing, NY, 11354


 Program Agenda

Saturday, October 7, 2023

7:30 - 9:00 am                     On-site Registration, Exhibitors Visitation               

8:00 – 9:00 am                    Breakfast Promotional Talk - Sponsored by Merck
                                             A First-line Treatment Option for Certain Patients with Advanced Esophageal or GEJ Cancer
                                             Speaker: Angela Alistar, MD
                                             Moderator: Minggui Pan, MD – Stanford University

9:00 am – 10:40 am          Plenary Session I – Part I
                                           Session Chairs: Bo Zhao, MD, PhD - CAHON President, Virginia Oncology Associates
                                                                     Ruirong Yuan, MD, PhD - CAHON Board Chair, New Jersey VA Medical Center

             9:00 – 9:05 am                    Welcome Remarks
                                                          Delong Liu, MD, PhD - New York Medical College

             9:05 – 9:30 am                    Introduction of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
                                                         Ruirong Yuan, MD, PhD - CAHON Board Chair, New Jersey VA Medical Center

            9:30 – 10:00 am                 Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture

            10:00 -10:40 am                New Agents and Regimens for AML

                                                       Speaker: Joseph Jurcic, MD - Columbia University
                                                       Moderator: Richard Lin, MD, PhD - MSKCC

10:40 – 11:10 am               Break and Visit Exhibitors

11:10 am – 11:50 pm        Plenary Session I – Part II
                                           Session Chair:  Hong Zheng, MD, PhD – Penn State University

             11:10 – 11:50 am               Novel Agents and Regimens for Mantle Cell Lymphoma
                                                         Speaker: Michael Wang, MD - MD Anderson Cancer Center
                                                         Moderator: Jia Ruan, MD, PhD - Weill Cornell Medical College

11:50 am – 1:00 pm          Lunch Promotional Talk - Sponsored by AstraZeneca
                                           A Treatment Option for Patients with Resectable NSCLC and Treatment of ES-SCLC
                                           Speaker: Yuanbin Chen, MD, PhD - Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan
                                           Moderator: Yue Zhang, MD, MPH -
Virginia Oncology Associates

1:00 – 1:20 pm                   Break and Visit Exhibitors

1:20 – 2:20 pm                   Plenary Session II
                                            Session Chair: Liang Deng, MD, PhD - MSKCC

            1:20 – 1:50 pm                   Novel Agents and Regimens for Lung Cancer
                                                        Speaker: Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD - NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
                                                        Moderator: Zujun Li, MD - NYU Langone Health

            1:50 – 2:20 pm                  New Agents and Regimens for Gastric Cancer
                                                       Speaker: Yelena Janjigian, MD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
                                                       Moderator: Ping Gu, MD, PhD -
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2:20 – 2:40 pm                   Break and Visit Exhibitors

2:40- 3:40 pm                     Plenary Session III
                                            Session Chair: Chong-xian Pan, MD, PhD - Harvard University

            2:40- 3:10 pm                     New Agents and Regimens for Breast Cancer
                                                        Speaker: Cynthia Ma, MD, PhD. - Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
                                                        Moderator: Yixing Jiang, MD, PhD - University of Maryland

            3:10 - 3:40 pm                    New Agents and Regimens for GU Cancers
                                                        Speaker: Tian Zhang, MD - UT Southwestern Medical Center
                                                        Moderator: Haoran Li, MD -
University of Kansa Cancer Center

3:40 – 4:00 pm  Break and Visit Exhibitors

4:00 – 5:00 pm   Case Presentation - Clinical Hematology/Oncology Session
                            Session Chairs: David Chang, MD, PhD - Virginia Oncology Associates
                                                      Hongtao Liu, MD, PhD - University of Wisconsin
                            Case presenters: Hematology case by Xiaoyang Wang, MD, PhD - Westchester Medical Center
                                                       Solid tumor case by Ping Gu, MD, PhD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

                            Discussion Panel: Zhengrui Xiao, MD - Montefiore Medical Center
                                                         Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD – University of Arizona
                                                         Faye Yin, MD – RWJ University Hospital Somerset
                                                         Yong Ji, MD, PhD - Penn Medicine
                                                         Henry Xiong, MD, PhD - The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
                                                         William Li, MD - Queens Health Network
                                                         Peter Jiang, MD, PhD - John B. Amos Cancer Center, GA
                                                         Wendy Wang, MD - The Everett Clinic
                                                         Bill Gai, MD - LIFEBRIDGE Health
                                                         Chongze Ma, MD, PhD - Danbury Hospital, CT
                                                         Ligeng Tian, MD, PhD - Virginia Oncology Associates
                                                         Xiao Su, MD, PhD - Saratoga Hospital, NY
                                                         Meng Xu Welliver, MD, PhD – Mayo Clinic
                                                         Lan Mo, MD, PhD - Maimonides Medical Center
                                                         Shuang Fu, MD, PhD - Jackson Hematology Oncology
                                                         Qi Feng, MD, PhD - Brooklyn, NY
                                                         Songchuan Guo, MD, PhD - Brooklyn, NY
                                                         Zili He, MD, PhD - Flushing Hospital, NY
                                                         Xinhua Zhu, MD, PhD - Zuckerberg Cancer Center, NY
                                                         Spring Kong, MD, PhD - Hong Kong University

6:00 – 10:00 pm Members Only Meeting and Reception at New Mulan Restaurant


Sunday, October 8, 2023

8:00 - 9:30 am                   On-site Registration, Exhibitors Visitation

8:30 – 9:30 am                  Breakfast Promotional Talk
- Sponsored by Genentech
                                          Advancement in the 1L Treatment of Unresectable or Metastatic HCC
                                          Speaker: Minsig Choi, MD - St. Elizabeth Healthcare
                                          Moderator: Jingsong Zhang, MD, PhD - Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, FL

9:30 am – 12:00 pm        Plenary Session IV
                                         Session Chair: Hui Chen, MD, PhD - Duke University

          9:30 – 10:00 am                Travel Grant Awardee Introduction
                                                     Session Chair: J. Christine Ye, MD, PhD -
University of Michigan

10:00 – 10:20 am             Break and Visit Exhibitors

         10:20 – 11:00 am             Clinical development of CAR-T, ADC and BITE: Challenges and Solutions
                                                   Moderator: Sen Zhuang, MD, PhD – Janssen
                                                   Discussion panel: Jingzhou Hou, MD, PhD - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
                                                                       Hongtao Liu, MD, PhD - University of Chicago
                                                                       Richard Lin, MD, PhD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
                                                                       Shenhong Wu, MD, PhD - Stony Brook University
                                                                       Tong Dai, MD, PhD - Westchester Medical Center

       11:00 am– 12:00 pm      Bridging Clinical Trial Collaboration
                                               Moderators: Wenru Song, MD, PhD - Kira Pharmaceutical
                                                                    Ke Liu, MD, PhD - Marengo Therapeutics
                                               Discussion panel: Cynthia Taub, MD - SUNY Upstate
                                                                       Kai He, MD, PhD - Ohio State University
                                                                       Max Ning, MD, PhD - CAHON
                                                                       Yuxia Jia, MD, PhD - CAHON
                                                                       Tianhong Li, MD, PhD - UC Davis
                                                                       Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD - University of Utah
                                                                       Li Xu, MD, FACOG - Transcenta Holding

                                                                       David Liu, MD, PhD – CMO at Nuvation
                                                                      Jianda Yuan, MD, PhD – Merck
                                                                      Weijing Sun, MD - University of Kansas Medical Center

12:00 pm             Closing Remarks
                             Yiwu Huang, MD, PhD - Maimonides Medical Center

NYOF Young Investigator Travel Awards

To foster growth and achievement amongst CAHON's early career or physician-in-training members, CAHON will award up to 10 travel awards for current fellows or residents invested in the CAHON community. If you are interested in attending this exciting event and meeting with CAHON members in New York, please consider applying for this travel award.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Current CAHON member - Available to physicians-in-training, including residency or fellowship training (Associate Member Category, waived dues) or, physicians within 3 years of fellowship training at the level of instructor or assistant professor (Active Membership Category, dues $100 USD).

    Membership applications available at
  2. Availability to attending CAHON's New York Oncology Forum (October 7-8, 2023) and the CAHON members only-reception, which will take place the evening of Saturday, October 7.

Application Instructions

Applications should include:

  • Application Form
  • CV, including education and current training level or position
  • Short bio (3 sentences long)

Please submit all application materials to Eli Rehorst at egonzalez-rehorst@cahon.org by Friday, September 8, 2023.

Junior Investigator Awards

CAHON is is pleased to announce that we will also be offering Junior Investigator Awards (JIAs) this year. The Junior Investigator Award recognizes the achievements of outstanding Asian/Asian American high school and college student leaders. Through this award, CAHON wishes to encourage young students to participate in scientific research.

Recipients of the JIA will be honored during CAHON’s New York Oncology Forum on October 7-8, 2023. Awardees will receive an award of $500 and an official Certificate of Award.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Outstanding high school or college student from the Asian community in the United States.
  2. Non-Asian individual in the United States with a keen interest in Asian culture.
  3. Demonstrated interests in biomedical career.
  4. Availability to attend CAHON’s Award Ceremony during the New York Oncology Forum on the evening of Saturday, October 7.

Application Instructions

Applications should include:

  • JIA Application Form completed by the student
  • Academic transcript from last semester
  • One-page personal statement describing career and educational goals
  • One letter of recommendation from school counselor, teacher, or research mentor

Please submit all application materials to Eli Rehorst at egonzalez-rehorst@cahon.org by Friday, September 15, 2023.

Meeting Organizers

Delong Liu, MD, PhDNYOF Chair - Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Hematology & Oncology, New York Medical College
Yiwu Huang, MD, PhD – NYOF Co-chair - Maimonides Medical Center
Bo Zhao, MD – CAHON President, NYOF Co-chair,  Virginia Oncology Associates

2023 NYOF Sponsors & Exhibitors


Corporate Partners

Annual Supporters

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


AbbVie Daiichi Sankyo
ADC Therapeutics Eli Lilly & Co.
Agios Pharma Foundation Medicine
Alexion GSK
Astellas Janssen Oncology
Bayer Pfizer
Bristol Myers Squibb Rigel Pharmaceuticals
Coherus Biosciences Seagen
CTI Biopharma Taiho Oncology


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