Sheng F. Cai, MD, PhD

Hematologic Oncologist

Conditions Treated

Memorial Sloan Kettering hematologic oncologist Sheng Cai
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About Me

I am a board-certified medical oncologist and physician-scientist who specializes in caring for people with hematologic malignancies, including acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative neoplasms.

I currently spend the majority of my time performing laboratory-based research with the central aim of developing and investigating the mechanisms of action of novel leukemia-directed epigenetic therapies. My hope is that these research efforts will ultimately result in a deeper understanding of how leukemias develop as well as improved clinical outcomes for our patients.

  • Clinical Expertise: Acute and Chronic Leukemias; Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Awards and Honors: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Career Development Program Fellow Award (2016); American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award (2016)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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