ORLANDO, Fla. – The world’s biggest and certainly most lavish hematology gathering, the 61st American Society of Hematology conference, just ended in Orlando, having brought 30,024 people from 25 countries to glory in Florida sunshine, if they got outside, but mostly to bask in the discipline’s most up-to-the-minute data. The amount of research was staggering, with 5,978 abstracts available for review. Key themes included work aimed at overcoming obstacles to CAR T therapy, new progress in preventing and treating venous thromboembolism, moves to address health care disparities and new developments in the care of sickle cell diseases. Late-breakers highlighted new data on Blincyto (blinatumomab, Amgen Inc.), Sanofi SA's sutimlimab, azacitidine and Darzalex (daratumumab, Janssen Biotech Inc.).
Emerging from the tsunami of abstracts from the nearly here American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., were data that sent some stocks upward on Wednesday. Most notably, Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CNST) was a huge winner as its shares nearly doubled in value as they closed at $28,10, up $13.33, for a gain of 90.25%.