Breast Cancer Symposium Media Resource Center

Embargo Policy

The embargo on all abstracts part of the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium will lift at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. An embargoed presscast (virtual press briefing held via teleconference and webinar) will be held at 12:00 noon ET on September 2 for credentialed media.

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

*Media Registration will open on July 9, 2014.

ASCO's Media Headquarters is where you can go 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

*If you attended the 2014 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 2 Presscast. You only have to register if you want to attend the Symposium in San Francisco. 

2014 Breast Cancer Symposium Media Registration and Housing Instructions

Please refer to the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium Media Policies for eligibility information

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.

View the September 2 Press Briefing Recording

The September 2 press briefing recording is available in ASCO's video gallery

Press Releases

Notable Advances in Breast Cancer Research to be Presented at 2014 Symposium
SAN FRANCISCO – Six studies with a potential to impact the care and treatment of patients with breast cancer will be presented at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco, taking place September 4-6. The abstracts, among 160 selected for presentation at the Symposium, investigate methods for predicting cancer upgrade and recurrence; evaluate the long-term effectiveness of fertility preservation during chemotherapy; and explore race, ethnicity, obesity, and BRCA mutation status as they relate to breast cancer. View the full release.

Key Research from the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium Highlights Advances in Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Therapy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Five studies from the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium were highlighted today in an embargoed presscast for reporters. Presentations focused on new studies exploring preventive mastectomy, compliance with recommended screening mammography, and risk of recurrence after pre-surgery therapy for breast cancer. The Symposium will take place September 4-6, 2014, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. View the full release.

Conquer Cancer Foundation Honors 35 Young Oncologists For Outstanding Contributions To Breast Cancer, Quality Care, Palliative Care Research
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced today the recipients of its 2014 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Breast Cancer, Quality Care, and Palliative Care. This year’s awards recognize 35 young investigators for their high-quality research to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. View the full release.

2014 Breast Cancer Symposium Press Program to Highlight Choices Surrounding Breast Surgery, Screening and Treatment Interventions
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Co-sponsors announced today five studies to be featured in the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium press program. Researchers will present the study findings in an embargoed presscast for reporters on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 12:00-1:30 PM (EDT). View the full release.

Meeting Information

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On-Site Information

Information About the On-Site Press Facilities (including location and hours)

Meet the News Planning Team

Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, FASCO
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Amy P. Early, MD
American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD)
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Julie A. Margenthaler, MD
The American Society of Breast Surgeons
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Julia White, MD
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

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