Please find information below about the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting for media, including registration instructions and press releases. If you are a public relations professional looking for meeting information or interested in attending the meeting, please see our For PR Professionals page.
- Final deadline for pre-registration: Friday, May 18, 2018
- 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting: Friday, June 1 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Media and Embargo Policies
Register to Attend the Meeting/Access Embargoed Materials
Please note: The pre-registration deadline for the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting was Friday, May 18. Requests submitted after this date will not be processed.
Visit ASCO's Media Headquarters to apply for media credentials, register to attend the meeting, access embargoed meeting information, and locate presscast dial-in information. For questions about how to navigate the site, please contact ASCO Media Registration.
Press Program Announcement:
New, High-Impact Studies to Be Featured at World’s Largest Clinical Cancer Research Meeting
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The latest in clinical cancer research, from new treatment options and advances in precision medicine to insights for improving access to care, will be highlighted in the official Press Program for the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Read the full release.
May 16 Presscast:
- Shorter Trastuzumab Treatment for HER2+ Breast Cancer Can Be as Effective, With Fewer Cardiac Side Effects
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A phase III randomized clinical trial of 4,088 women with HER2-positive, early-stage breast cancer found that taking trastuzumab (Herceptin) for 6 months was non-inferior to the current standard of 12 months. Read the full release.
- Use of Mobile and Sensor Technology Lowers Symptom Severity for People With Head and Neck Cancer
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federally funded, randomized clinical trial of 357 people receiving radiation for head and neck cancer, using mobile and sensor technology to remotely monitor patient symptoms, resulted in less severe symptoms related to both the cancer and its treatment (both general and cancer-related). Read the full release.
- Vast Majority of Heavy Smokers Not Screened for Lung Cancer Despite USPSTF Recommendations
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An analysis of 1,800 lung cancer screening sites nationwide found that only 1.9% of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016, despite United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and ASCO screening recommendations. Read the full release.
- Upfront, Comprehensive Genetic Testing in Advanced Lung Cancer Is Cost-Effective
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An economic model comparing different types of genetic testing in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) found that using next-generation sequencing (NGS) to test for all known lung cancer-related gene changes at the time of diagnosis was more cost-effective and faster than testing one or a limited number of genes at a time. Read the full release.
- More Choices for Treating Insomnia in Cancer Survivors: Acupuncture and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-supported randomized clinical trial of cancer survivors showed that eight weeks of either acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) decreased the severity of insomnia among cancer survivors, though improvements were greatest among patients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. Read the full release.
- New Regimens Improve Survival for Children and Young Adults With T-Cell Cancers
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In a federally funded, randomized phase III clinical trial performed by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), 90% of children and young adults with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) or T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LL) were alive four years after starting treatment regimens on this trial, and 84% were cancer free. Read the full release.
Press Briefing Recordings:
- Press briefing schedule
- On-site information for media (press room hours, location, etc.)
- Air, shuttle, and ground transportation
- Map of McCormick Place
Meeting Information and Publications
- Meeting website
- Meeting program (PDF version)
- Meeting proceedings (search abstracts online)
- Meeting videos and slides (Members of the media receive complimentary access; for login details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)