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CAHON 2019 6th New York Oncology Forum

November 16 - 17, 2019

Forum Hotel
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
135-20 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

The 6th Annual New York Oncology Forum (NYOF) will offer expert perspectives and practical insights on current oncology advancements in various disease states such as breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecological, head & neck, hematologic malignancies, skin cancer, and lung cancer.










  • Abbvie
  • AGIO Pharmaceuticals
  • Alexion
  • AMAG Pharmaceuticals
  • Amgen
  • Astellas
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • BaoTuanYangLao.US 抱团养老
  • BeiGene
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Dova Pharmaceuticals
  • Eisai
  • EUSA Pharmaceuticals
  • Exelixis
  • Foundation Medicine
  • Genentech
  • Genomic Health
  • Immunomedics
  • Incyte
  • Innocare Pharmaceuticals
  • Janssen Biotech
  • Janssen Research & Development
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine
  • Junishi Top Alliance
  • Lilly
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacyclics
  • Rigel
  • Sanofi
  • Sanofi
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Servier Pharmaceuticals
  • Taiho Oncology
  • Takeda Oncology
  • Teva
  • Verastem


To register by paper, please fill out the paper form linked here and securely send to adouan@izfs.org or fax to +1 414 276 3349.

Hotel Rooms

Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel rooms in the CAHON block are SOLD OUT
You may book a room at the Sheraton in the regular hotel block here.

Hyatt Place rooms in the CAHON block are SOLD OUT
The Hyatt Place is one block from the Sheraton, where the forum will take place.
You may book a room directly with the Hyatt Place.

If you made a reservation through CAHON and have any changes or questions,  please contact adouan@cahon.org.

CAHON 2019 Fellow and Resident Travel Award

In support of future hem/onc leaders, CAHON will award three CAHON fellows or residents travel awards. Each awardee will receive $500 in support of travel expenses and a two-night hotel stay to attend the 2019 New York Oncology Forum. 

We are no longer accepting applications.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Current CAHON member that is a Fellow or Resident.
    Membership applications are available at http://www.cahon.org/membership
  2. Must attend the 2019 New York Oncology, Saturday November 16 – 17 and CAHON’s Member and Award Dinner, which will take place the evening of Saturday, November 16.

The award winners will be announced in November by email notification. Awards will also be presented to the winners during the CAHON Member and Award Dinner, which will take place the evening of Saturday, November 16.


Download the complete program booklet here.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Registration                                                   6:30 – 8:30 am
Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors                      6:30 – 8:30 am

Satellite Breakfast Program                        

7:00 – 8:00 am   VYXEOS®: Improving Outcomes in Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Secondary AML
Sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Catherine Lai, MD - Georgetown University Medical Center
Session Chair: Yi Feng, MD - Hematologist and Oncologist, Louisville, KY

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. - Break and Visit Exhibitors - Phoenix Ballroom Foyer and Phoenix Terrace

Plenary Session - 1   

8:30 am – Noon

Session Chairs:
Lei Zheng, MD, PhD - CAHON President, Johns Hopkins University
David Chang, MD, PhD - CAHON Board Chair, East Virginia Medical School
Chong-Xian Pan, MD, PhD - CAHON President-elect, University of California at Davis
Zihai Li, MD, PhD - The James, The Ohio State University

8:30 – 8:35 am Welcome Remarks
Delong Liu, MD, PhD - New York Medical College

8:35 – 8:40 am CAHON: Current Status and Future Initiatives
Lei Zheng, MD, PhD - CAHON President, Johns Hopkins University

8:40 – 9:20 am CAHON Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture

Current Therapy for CLL
Kanti Rai, MD -  Long Island Jewish Hospital

9:20 – 10:00 am Current Therapies for Multiple Myeloma
Sundar Jagannath, MD - Mt. Sinai Medical Center

10:00 – 10:30 am Biopharma Forum

Session Chairs:
Wenru Song, MD, PhD
-  Kira Pharma
Sen Zhuang, MD, PhD - Janssen

Discussion Panel

Song Huang, PhD - Beijing Institute of Life Sciences
Yuxia Jia, MD, PhD - CAHON
Ke Liu, MD, PhD - CAHON
Heng Xie, MD - Salubris Pharmaceutical
Sheng Yao, PhD -  Junshi Top Alliance
Ruirong, Yuan, MD, PhD - Adlai Nortye
Renbin Zhao, PhD -  Innocare Pharma
Lei Zhang, PhD - Denovo Biopharma
Xiaotian Zhu, PhD -  Qilu Pharmaceutical

10:30 – 10:50 am  - Break and Visit Exhibitors - Phoenix Ballroom Foyer and Phoenix Terrace

Session Chairs:
Zujun Li, MD - NYU Langone Health
Ping Gu, MD, PhD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

10:50 – 11:35 am Novel Therapeutic Strategies for the Treatment of Lung Cancer
Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD - NYU Langone Health

11:35 – 12:00 am CAHON Members’ Clinical Trials

Delong Liu, MD, PhD - Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
Weijing Sun, MD - University of Kansas Medical Center
Jingzhou Hou, MD, PhD - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Jing Christine Ye, MD - University of Michigan
Jia Ruan, MD, PhD - Weill Cornell College of Medicine

Lunch/Satellite Program Noon – 1:00 pm

Session Chair:
Huiguo Edward Lin, MD
- University of Washington
Gary Tian, MD, PhD - West Cancer Center

Noon – 1:00 pm Role of CABOMETYX® in Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Sponsored by Exelixis

Shenghong Wu, MD, PhD - SUNY Stonybrook
Aiwu Ruth He, MD Georgetown University Medical Center

1:00  – 1:20 pm  - Break and Visit Exhibitors - Phoenix Ballroom Foyer and Phoenix Terrace

Plenary Session – 2    1:20 – 3:40 pm

Session Chairs:
Jijun Jane Liu, MD
-  Illinois CancerCare
Yixing Jiang, MD, PhD - University of Maryland

1:20 – 2:00 pm Current Management Strategies of DLBCL and Double Hit Lymphoma
Anas Younes, MD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2:00-2:40 pm Rational Engineering of Immune-Activating Vaccinia Viruses to Overcome Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Blockade
Liang Deng, MD, PhD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2:40 – 3:00 pm - Break

Session Chair
Tong Dai, MD, PhD - Roswell Park Memorial Institute

3:00 pm- 3:40 pm  Targeting Immune Checkpoints for AML Treatment
Hong Zheng, MD, PhD
- Penn State University

3:40 – 4:00 pm – Break

Case Studies Clinical Hematology/Oncology Session        4:00 – 5:00 pm

Session Chairs:
Yue Zhang, MD, MPH - SUNY Stony Brook
Wanqing Iris Zhi, MD, PhD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

4:00 – 5:00 pm Case Presentations

Discussion Panel:
Shuang Fu, MD
- Kirkland Cancer Center
Lan Mo, MD, PhD - Maimonides Cancer Center
Tony Cheung, MD - Hematologist & Oncologist, Long Island, NY
Xiusheng Qin, MD, PhD - Lima Memorial Hospital
Ligeng Tian, MD, PhD - Virginia Oncology Associates
Xuan Huang, MD, PhD - University Hospitals Siedman Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University
Wenqing Zhang, MD - Illinois CancerCare
Mei Tang, MD - Greater Baltimore Medical Center
YongLi Lily Ji, MD, PhD - MGH-Exeter
Fei Gu, MD - New Mexico Cancer Care Associates
Yiqing Xu, MD - Maimonides Cancer Center
Min Sun, MD - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Hongtao Liu, MD, PhD - University of Chicago
Zhihong Julia Zhang, MD, PhD - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Hongtao Liu, MD, PhD, University of Chicago

Annual Member Meeting and Awards Ceremony

for CAHON Members Only
5:00 - 9:00 pm


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Registration                                                   8:00 – 9:00 am
Breakfast                                                        8:00 – 9:30 am

Satellite Breakfast Program 8:30 – 9:30 am

Session Chair:
Yiyi Yan, MD, PhD
- Mayo Clinic

8:30 – 9:30 am AR-V7 Status Helps Devise a Treatment Strategy for mCRPC Patients
Sponsored by Genomic Health

Tian Zhang, MD, MHS - Duke University Cancer Institute

Plenary Session - 3    9:30 am – Noon

Session Chairs:
Tianhong Li, MD, PhD - University of California at Davis
Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD - SUNY Upstate

9:30 – 10:00 am Advances in Her2 Positive Breast Cancer
Janice Min Lu, MD, PhD - David Geffen School of Medicine

10:00  – 10:20 am - Break

10:20 – 11:00 am Trainee Session

Session Chairs:
Yucai Wang, MD, PhD
- Mayo Clinic
Bo Wang, MD - Mt. Sinai Medical Center

10:20 – 10:30 am Pathological Complete Response Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Operable Breast Cancer Patients: Is Obesity a Predictive Factor?
Haiyun Wang, MD, Fellow
- University of Minnesota

10:30 – 10:40 am Mortality of Lung Cancer as a Second Primary Malignancy
Lei Deng, MD, Resident (PGY3)
- Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

10:40 – 10:50 am Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment in a Mixed Group of Patients with Platinum Sensitive and Refractory Cervical Cancer
Kevin Shieh, MD, Resident
- Maimonides Medical Center

10:50 – 11:00 Oral Antibiotic Use and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the United Kingdom, 1989-2012: A Matched Case - Control Study
Jiajia Zhang, MD, MPH
- Johns Hopkins University

11:00 – Noon Clinical trials consortium: an open discussion

Delong Liu, MD, PhD - Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
Bo Zhao, MD - University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Ohio

Discussion panel:

Qi Feng, MD - Hematologist & Oncologist, NY
William Li, MD, MSc - Queens Hospital Center
Richard Xu, MD, PhD - Hematologist & Oncologist, Flushing, NY
Xinhua Zhu, MD, PhD - Northwell Health and Zucker School of Medicine
Min Sun, MD - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Gary Tian, MD, PhD - West Cancer Center
Richard Lin, MD - Stony Brook University
Mary Li, MD - Florida Cancer Specialists
Jingqi Peter Jiang, MD, PhD - Columbus Regional Health
Wenqing Zhang, MD - Illinois Cancer Care
Ying Zhuo, MD - Kadlec Hematology & Oncology Clinic
Faye Yin, MD - Western Maryland Health System
Jun Zhang, MD, PhD - University of Kansas

Noon  Closing Remarks

Yiwu Huang, MD, PhD - Maimonides Medical Center

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Recognition in event promotional materials:
CAHON website, printed program, rotating slides and event signage

Most Prominent
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Complimentary Registrations 4 2 2 1
Complimentary Meal Tickets to Member Dinner 4




Logo Included in Event Communications

Complimentary Display Table
(includes two staff)

Advertisement in Event Program Full Page Half Page Fourth Page  

Contact Nichole Nikolic, CAHON Executive Director at nnikolic@cahon.org with sponsorship inquiries.

Exhibit, Poster, and Advertisement Opportunities

Exhibit Display Table, $2,000

  •  6’ skirted table top exhibit, 2 chairs
  • 2 complimentary event registration with 2 meal tickets. Additional event registrations can be purchased.
  • Exhibitor name included in exhibitor listing
  • Exhibitor name included on event webpage

Poster, $750
CAHON provides an opportunity for R&D departments of pharmaceutical and biotech companies to present their pipeline. The poster will be located away from the exhibit area.

Program Advertisement, Full Page: $1,500, Half Page: $750, Fourth Page: $375
Have your color advertisement in the event program. Applications are due by Friday, October 4, 2019. Print ready digital advertisement files are due to CAHON by Friday, October 18, 2019 for inclusion in the printed program, pending approval.

To apply for an exhibit display table, poster or program advertisement spot, please fill out the application linked here or on the button below.

Applications are due by Friday, October 4, 2019 and space is limited.