Embargo Policy

The embargo on all abstracts part of the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium will lift at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. An embargoed presscast (virtual press briefing held via teleconference and webinar) will be held at 12:00 noon ET on January 16 for credentialed media.

Attend the Meeting in Person/Participate in the Presscast

Media registration for the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium will open in mid-November. At that time, you can visit ASCO's Media Headquarters to apply for media credentials,* register to attend an upcoming meeting, access embargoed meeting information, and locate presscast dial-in information. For questions about how to navigate the site, please contact ASCO Media Registration

Access Embargoed Information 

Embargoed meeting information will be made available to credentialed media through ASCO's Media Headquarters. Once your media credentials are approved, you will receive email notifications when embargoed information has been posted.

Press Releases

Coming soon!

Meet the News Planning Team

Coming soon!

Meeting Information

Past Meetings

2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium:

  • 2017 Symposium to Highlight Notable Research Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancers
    SAN FRANCISCO – Six abstracts exploring key issues in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers will be presented at the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, taking place January 19-21 at the Moscone West Building in San Francisco. Read the full release.
  • PET Scans Can Inform and Improve Treatment for Patients With Esophageal Cancer
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Findings from a federally funded clinical trial point to a new way to improve the outlook for patients with esophageal cancer: using PET scans to assess tumor response to initial chemotherapy may allow doctors to tailor further chemotherapy. Read the full release.
  • Physical Activity Linked to Longer Survival in Advanced Colorectal Cancer
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new analysis suggests that people with metastatic colorectal cancer who are more physically active fare better than those who are less active. Read the full release.
  • Watch-and-Wait Approach for Rectal Cancer Appears an Option for More Patients
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Real-world data from a large observational study suggests that omitting surgery in strictly selected patients with a clinical complete response does not compromise outcomes. Read the full release.
  • 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Press Program to Highlight New Treatment Insights and Strategies
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Co-sponsors of the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium announced today three abstracts to be featured in the meeting’s official Press Program. Read the full release.
  • View a recording of the January 17 presscast, featuring three studies from the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Media Resources

How Can We Help You?