A late-breaking presentation at a cancer conference refers to a presentation or abstract that contains new and significant research findings that were not available or known at the time of the regular abstract submission deadline. These findings are often considered to be of high importance and are usually presented in a separate session during the conference.
The purpose of late-breaking presentations is to ensure that the most recent and impactful research in the field of cancer is shared with the conference attendees. These presentations often include data from ongoing clinical trials, new treatment approaches, or groundbreaking discoveries that may have a significant impact on patient care or our understanding of cancer biology.
Typically, late-breaking presentations undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure the quality and relevance of the research being presented. The results presented in these sessions are often highly anticipated, and they can influence clinical practice, research directions, and future studies in the field of oncology.