Breast Cancer Symposium Media Resource Center

Embargo Policy

The embargo on all abstracts part of the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium will lift at 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. An embargoed presscast (virtual press briefing held via teleconference and webinar) will be held at 12:00 noon ET on September 4 for credentialed media.

How to Obtain Media Credentials and/or Attend the Symposium in San Francisco

ASCO's Media Headquarters is where you can go to apply for media credentials*, register to attend an upcoming meeting, and access embargoed meeting information. For questions about how to navigate the site, please contact

*If you attended the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting or covered the meeting remotely, you have already been credentialed by ASCO and will have access to the embargoed meeting information and the September 4 Presscast. You only have to register if you want to attend the Symposium in San Francisco. 

2013 Breast Cancer Symposium Media Registration and Housing Reservation Instructions 

Please note that media registration is a three-step process:

  1. Accreditation – Please refer to the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium Media Policies for eligibility information
  2. Registration – Once media credentials are approved, you will be able to log back into Media Headquarters and submit an onsite registration request for the Symposium
  3. Housing Reservation – Once your onsite media registration is approved by ASCO staff, you can make a housing reservation.

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

Co-Sponsors Highlight Important Research to be Presented at the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium
SAN FRANSISCO, CA – Five additional studies of note are among those that will be presented at the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium, taking place September 7-9, 2013 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California. Two studies examine cognitive function in women who undergo treatment for early-stage breast cancer; a third evaluates impact of tumor genotyping on clinical trial enrollment; and the final two evaluate the outcomes of different treatment approaches. See full release.

Key Research From the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium Highlights New Insights on DCIS Therapy and Women's Perceptions of Breast Cancer Risk
ALEXANDRIA, Va .–  New studies exploring breast cancer risk perceptions and use of radiotherapy and MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS, a preinvasive form of breast cancer) were highlighted today in a virtual presscast in advance of the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium.  The Symposium will take place September 7-9, 2013, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. See full release.

Advances in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment to be Featured in Breast Cancer Symposium Presscast
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Today, Symposium co-sponsors announced the research to be included in the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium Press Program. The three key studies will focus on advances in breast cancer risk, detection and treatment. See full release.

Foundation Recognizes Oncology Professionals For Research Contributions To The Treatment And Management Of Breast Cancer
ALEXANDRIA,Va. – The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology announced today the recipients of the 2013 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Breast Cancer, which honor leading oncology professionals for their work in the area of breast cancer research. The 10 award recipients will have the opportunity to present their research and interact with other clinical investigators at the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium taking place September 7-9 in San Francisco. See full release

September 4 Presscast

Meeting Information

On-Site Information

Press Room: San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Nob Hill C-D
Press Room Phone: (415) 284-8064
Press Registration: Check-in and registration will begin Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM PDT
Press Room Hours:

  • Saturday, September 7, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, September 8, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, September 9, 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

Meet the News Planning Team

Dennis R. Holmes, MD, FACS
American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD)
Los Angeles Center for Women's Health

Deanna J. Attai, MD, FACS
The American Society of Breast Surgeons
The Center For Breast Care, Inc

Steven O'Day, MD
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
The Beverly Hills Cancer Center
The Los Angeles Skin Cancer Institute

Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C)
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center

William R. Poller, MD, FACR
National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC)
Drexel University
Allegheny General Hospital 

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