Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Media Resource Center

Embargo Policy

The embargo on all abstracts part of the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium will lift at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. An embargoed presscast (virtual press briefing held via teleconference and webinar) will be held at 12:00 noon ET on January 14 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 January 14 Presscast. You only have to register if you want to attend the Symposium in San Francisco. 

2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Media Registration and Housing Reservation Instructions 

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

  1. Accreditation – Please refer to the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers 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.

Meet the News Planning Team

William M. Grady, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute

Smitha S. Krishnamurthi, MD
Case Western Reserve University
University Hospitals of Cleveland
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Laura Dawson, MD 
Princess Margaret Hospital
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)

Media Resources

Press Releases

Onsite Research Presentations Highlighted from the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Five important studies with an impact on patient care are among those presented at the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, taking place January 16-18, 2014 at the Moscone West Buidling in San Francisco, CA. Two studies examine treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer; a third evaluates the effect of obesity and smoking on esophageal adenocarcinoma survival; and the final two focus on second-line treatments for cancers that progressed or were non-responsive after first-line treatment. See the full release here

2014 Symposium Highlights Treatment Advances for Multiple GI Cancers
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Research on the latest approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of GI cancers was released today in advance of the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium being held January 16-18, 2014, at The Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA. See the full release here.

Latest Advances in Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancers to be Featured in 2014 GI Symposium Press Program
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Five key studies from the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium will be highlighted in an embargoed presscast for reporters on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 12:00-1:30 PM (ET).  Studies will focus on combination therapies for gastrointestinal cancers. See the full release here. 

January 14 Presscast

View the 2014 GI Cancers Symposium Presscast slides. 

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