Abstract Policies & Exceptions

Abstract policies from 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting are listed below for reference. Any updates to abstract policies for the 2018 Meeting will be updated in October 2017.

Abstract Public Release (Embargo) Dates and Times

Note: All abstracts to be released onsite at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting will be designated as Late-Breaking Abstracts (LBAs), including Plenary abstracts. 

Late-breaking abstracts (LBAs) will be publicly released on a rolling basis throughout the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. The complete embargo dates and public release schedule for LBAs is detailed below. 

All other abstracts, including those submitted during the late-breaking submission time period but not selected as late-breaking abstracts, will be publicly released at 5:00 PM ET on May 17, 2017, and available online

Abstracts  Embargo Will Lift
Proceedings  I Abstracts 5:00 PM (EDT) – May 17, 2017

Publish Only Abstracts (online-only, will not be printed in Proceedings I)

5:00 PM (EDT) – May 17, 2017

Late-Breaking Abstracts presented in a press briefing or scientific presentation on:

Friday, June 2
Saturday, June 3
Sunday, June 4
Monday, June 5 - Tuesday, June 6


1:00 PM (CDT) on Friday, June 2
6:30 AM (CDT) on Saturday, June 3
6:30 AM (CDT) on Sunday, June 4
6:30 AM (CDT) on Monday, June 5