Annual Retreat

May 23, 2024

The 2024 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey

Keynote Speaker
Johnathan D. Licht, MD

"Chromatin Dysfunction in Lymphoid Malignancies"

Headshot of Dr. Jonathan D. Licht


Jonathan D. Licht, MD is a medical oncologist, scientist, and the Director of the UF Health Cancer Center, holding the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Chair. Dr. Licht became UFHCC director in October 2015, previously serving as Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His laboratory studies aberrant gene regulation as a cause of cancer and development of treatment strategies to reverse abnormal, cancer-causing gene functions. Continuously funded by the National Cancer Institute and prominent research foundations for over 30 years, he has published over 200 papers, cited over 32,000 times, largely in the field of blood cancers.  Additionally, he has served as mentor to over 60 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members.  Dr. Licht is Principal Investigator of a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Specialized Center of Research. He has served on the editorial boards of Cancer Discovery, Cancer Blood Discovery, Cancer Cell, and Oncogene and is the inaugural Editor of Chef of the new journal Blood Neoplasia. Dr. Licht is chair of the Taskforce for Hematological Malignancies of The American Association for Cancer Research and is co-chair of the Medical/Scientific Board of the LLS. In 2023 he led UF to become an NCI-designated Cancer Center in recognition of clinical and basic science research excellence, service to the community and development of programs to train research and health care professionals.


Rutgers Cancer Institute
The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research



Rutgers University
College Avenue Student Center
126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Each year, Rutgers Cancer Institute and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) host the Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey, a gathering of world-renowned scientists from the cancer field. The event includes a series of simultaneous mini-symposia as well as several poster sessions highlighting the latest cancer research being conducted at the Cancer Institute and other leading institutions throughout New Jersey. There is no cost to attend the Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey but registration is a must.


You may park in Lot 26 (16 Morell St.), Lot 30 (150 College Ave.), & the College Avenue Deck (622 George St.). You must use this link 2024 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey ( to register for the event, and you will receive a confirmation. Until this process is completed, your vehicle is not registered, and you may receive a citation. Special Event parking does not include metered parking or allow free parking to faculty, staff, or students. Rutgers affiliated Faculty, Staff and Students must have a Rutgers parking permit (Semester, Daily, or Event) and park accordingly. Faculty, Staff, and Students parking without a parking permit or outside their parking permit assignment will be subjected to ticketing and/or towing.

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