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About SOHO

The Society of Hematologic Oncology (SOHO) was established as a non-profit corporation in 2012 with aims to promote worldwide research, education, prevention, clinical studies and optimal patient care in all aspects of hematologic malignancies and related disorders. Since that time, nearly 7,000 members from 110 countries have joined the society from around the globe.

SOHO is an international society designed specifically for clinicians, research scientists and related health care professionals who specialize in the research and treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies. SOHO’s mission is to expedite worldwide research and education through the exchange of scientific information. Organized by its founders and world class committees, SOHO is the only international society specific to this field.

Society Structure

SOHO is led by a Board of Directors with eight voting members. In addition, an outstanding group of clinician-scientists have been assembled to serve on the Steering Committee to provide guidance and direction in the continued development of SOHO.

Two additional committees, Scientific and Education, are responsible for abstract review and the scientific program of the annual meetings, respectively. A third committee, Publication, is responsible for identifying opportunities for publishing work derived from the Society's activities. In addition, members of the Publication Committee manage the publication of papers for the society's featured article series, "SOHO State of the Art and Next Questions." Members of these groups are listed on the 'Committees' webpage.

Annual Meeting

The SOHO annual meeting has no parallel general sessions so that delegates may attend all sessions in sequential order. In addition, presentations are limited to the ‘latest advances’ allowing all topics to be covered in only 3.5 days. Last year, nearly 2,500 hematologic oncology experts gathered from around the world to share the latest clinical research impacting patient treatment at the hybrid 10th Annual Meeting of the Society of Hematologic Oncology. 

The eleventh annual meeting of the society, SOHO 2023, will be held as a hybrid event (in-person AND virtual) on September 6-9, 2023. Advances in leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic syndromes and related malignancies will be highlighted during the official educational program. For more information and to register, visit

Official Journal

Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia,” a peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier, is the official journal of SOHO. It is available online free-of-charge to SOHO members and at a discounted rate in printed form (see journal).

News Publication

Blood Cancers Today,” is an official publication of the Society of Hematologic Oncology. BCT is a news-format publication that provides hematologists and oncologists with news, education, and information relevant to their patients and practices, with insight from experts in the field. As the online home of the publication, is updated daily, with the most current information from around the specialty and multimedia content, including exclusive interviews with presenters at major medical meetings. It is available online free-of-charge to the public and in print form free-of-charge to SOHO members (see BCT).


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Ponatinib More Effective Than Imatinib in Newly Diagnosed Ph+ ALL

Posted on 2/17/2023
Ponatinib was more effective than imatinib when given with reduced-intensity chemotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL), according to results from the phase III PhALLCON trial

KMT2A Rearrangement in AML Linked with Early Mortality, Increased Risk of Bleeding

Posted on 3/23/2023
AML with KMT2A rearrangement is associated with a higher rate of early mortality and an increased risk of bleeding and coagulopathy compared with normal karyotype AML.

SOHO Poster Award Winners

Posted on 3/3/2022

Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, on the Game-Changing Bispecifics in Follicular Lymphoma

Posted on 2/22/2023
In the latest episode of The HemOnc Pulse, Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, Chair of the Lymphoma Tumour Group at the BC Cancer Centre & Associate Editor of BCT, talks about which bispecific antibodies will change the game in FL treatment.

EC Grants Full Marketing Authorization to Selinexor for Relapsed Myeloma

Posted on 2/21/2023
With this approval for the extension of the selinexor indication in the EU, the conditional marketing authorization is now converted to a full approval.


The Society of Hematologic Oncology advocates our mission by uniting members around the world to discuss and unify the most advanced management and treatment approaches for patients with hematologic malignancies.

We initiate and manage programs with practices, cancer centers and countries, presenting the latest data and sharing new ways to treat and cure diseases within this complex group of malignancies.

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