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CAHON Stands Against Racism, Continues to Bring Attention to Issues Facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Published on July 8, 2021

Open Letter Condemning Racism in July 8 Issue of Nature

The open letter condemning racism – created by the Chinese American Hematologist and Oncologist Network (CAHON) and co-signed by thirty-three (33) biomedical organizations – was published as an advertisement in Nature on July 8, 2021. This follows previous publications of the advertisement, as CAHON continues to bring attention to issues facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

On April 16, 2021, CAHON published an open letter condemning the rise in hate crimes and violence towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the Journal of Hematology & Oncology (JHO). Afterwards, CAHON took the lead and reached out to the leaders of other medical and biomedical organizations of AAPI origin to join forces for an open letter that ran as an advertisement in Science (see page 3) on May 28, 2021. Thirty-three (33) organizations co-signed the open letter, representing an unprecedented unified voice from within the biomedical community.

“We look forward to finding additional opportunities to use our collective voice to continue to address issues facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and beyond,” said CAHON President, Chong-xian Pan, MD, PhD.

A copy of the letter can be found here.