Key Dates

  • Media registration opens: Wednesday, March 1
  • Hotel reservation deadline: Wednesday, April 26, at 11:59 pm EDT
  • Embargoed presscast for media: Wednesday, May 17, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EDT
  • Final deadline for pre-registration: Friday, May 19
  • 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting: Friday, June 2 - Tuesday, June 6

Media and Embargo Policies

Register to Attend the Meeting

Please note: The pre-registration deadline for the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting is Friday, May 19. Registrations submitted after this date will not be processed.

To submit a registration request, please visit ASCO's Media Headquarters.

For further questions about registration, or how to navigate the Media Headquarters site, contact
Please note: Media representatives who are interested in obtaining credentials to cover the ASCO Annual Meeting should submit a request on their own behalf; all inquiries should come from the journalists themselves. Third-party requests for credentials on behalf of journalists are not accepted. For more information, please see our media policies.

If you are a PR professional, please visit our PR Professionals page for registration information.

Access Embargoed Materials

Even if you will not be attending the meeting on-site in Chicago, you can still request access to embargoed meeting information. To submit a request, please visit ASCO's Media Headquarters.

You will be notified via email within two to three business days regarding the status of your request. Once your request is approved, you will have access to embargoed information leading up to and throughout the meeting.

For questions about how to navigate the Media Headquarters site, please contact

Press Releases

May 17 Presscast:

  • Chance of Colon Cancer Recurrence Nearly Cut in Half in People Who Eat Nuts (Abstract 3517)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An observational study of 826 patients with stage III colon cancer showed that those who consumed two ounces or more of nuts per week had a 42% lower chance of cancer recurrence and 57% lower chance of death than those who did not eat nuts. Read the full release. 

  • Healthy Lifestyle After Colon Cancer Diagnosis Helps Patients Live Longer (Abstract 10006)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A study of 992 patients with stage III colon cancer found that those who reported a healthy lifestyle during and following adjuvant (post-surgery) treatment had a 42% lower chance of death and a trend for lower chance of cancer recurrence than those who had less healthy lifestyles. Read the full release. 

  • Oral Chemotherapy Extends Survival by More Than a Year in Biliary Tract Cancer (Abstract 4006)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A phase III randomized clinical trial of 447 patients with biliary tract cancers (BTCs, cancers of the bile duct and gallbladder) showed that giving capecitabine after surgery extends survival by a median of 15 months compared to surgery alone. Read the full release. 

  • Targeted Therapy Can Delay Recurrence of Intermediate-Stage Lung Cancer (Abstract 8500)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The targeted therapy gefitinib appears more effective in preventing recurrence after lung cancer surgery than the standard of care, chemotherapy. Read the full release. 

  • HPV Vaccination May Reduce Oral HPV Infections – But Still Under-Utilized (Abstract 6003)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In one of the first large studies to explore the possible impact of HPV vaccination on oral HPV infections, researchers found it may confer a high degree of protection. Read the full release. 

  • More Cancers Diagnosed at Early Stage Following Increase in Health Insurance Coverage (Abstract 6521)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An analysis of nearly 273,000 patients showed that between 2013 and 2014 there was a 1% increase in the percentage of breast, lung, and colorectal cancers diagnosed at the earliest, most treatable stage. Read the full release. 

Press Program Announcement:

  • World’s Largest Clinical Cancer Research Meeting to Highlight Latest Advances in Patient and Survivor Care
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Studies spanning the spectrum of cancer prevention and care, from immunotherapy and precision medicine to survivorship, will be highlighted in the official Press Program for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Read the full release.

Press Briefing Recordings

  • View a recording of the May 17 presscast, which featured six studies from ASCO's Proceedings I.

Meeting Information

Meeting Publications

2016 Annual Meeting Resources

Monday, June 6, "Improving Quality and Access to Care" Briefing

Sunday, June 5, "Immunotherapy and Tumor Targeting" Briefing

Sunday, June 5, Plenary Briefing

Saturday, June 4, "Precision Medicine" Briefing

Friday, June 3, "New Approaches With Conventional Therapies" Briefing:

May 18 Presscast:


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