Targeting the future of medicine
Our commitment to patients
At Blueprint Medicines, we work together in pursuit of one common goal: to dramatically improve the lives of people with genomically defined cancers and rare diseases.
We combine a deep understanding of the genetic blueprint of cancer and rare diseases with expertise in kinase biology to craft precision therapies specifically designed to target the underlying molecular basis of disease. With this approach, we aim to develop breakthrough medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier lives.
“Though deep scientific knowledge forms the basis of our company, we go beyond intellectual curiosity to achieve a common goal: to allow patients with genomically defined cancers and rare diseases to live longer, healthier lives.”Fouad Namouni, M.D., President, Research & Development
Blueprint Medicines Recognizes International FOP Awareness Day
In honor of International FOP Awareness Day, our Chief Scientific Officer Marion Dorsch shares a letter to the patient community highlighting our commitment to advance care and raise awareness for those affected by this rare genetic disease.
Today, Blueprint Medicines stands with the patient community and recognizes International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Awareness Day. In doing so, we hope to draw attention to this rare genetic disease and the importance of advancing care for those affected.
Our precision therapy approach
Our goal is to rapidly and reproducibly design precision therapies that treat the underlying cause of genomically defined cancers and rare diseases. With this approach, we aim to deliver important new medicines to patients in need.
a genomic driver of disease
Design a highly selective therapy
to target the genomic driver
Conduct clinical trials in patients
harboring the genomic driver
Diseases we target
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST, accounts for the most common sarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract, or GI tract. Tumors arise within cells in the GI tract wall, most often the stomach or small intestine.
- Most patients are diagnosed between ages 50-80, typically triggered by GI bleeding, incidental findings during surgery or imaging, or in rare cases, tumor rupture or GI obstruction. Symptoms include pain or discomfort in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, anemia and fatigue. Patients diagnosed at an early stage may undergo surgery.
- Although treatment options have improved in recent years for patients with metastatic disease, a meaningful percentage either do not respond to treatment or relapse afterwards, and for these patients there is a vital need for effective treatments.
- Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is characterized by the abnormal buildup of mast cells – immune cells that produce histamine and other mediators of the body’s inflammatory and allergic responses. o In patients with SM, mast cells produce high levels of these mediators, causing debilitating symptoms including pain, nausea, rash, fatigue and anaphylaxis.
- There are several forms of SM including indolent SM and advanced SM. Many patients with indolent SM have a high symptom burden that severely impacts activities of daily living and quality of life. In advanced cases, including aggressive SM, SM with an associated hematologic neoplasm and mast cell leukemia, mast cells accumulate in organs such as the bone marrow, spleen and liver, often resulting in life-threatening organ dysfunction.
- There is a need for new therapies that selectively target the underlying mutation, KIT D816V, and have the potential to allow advanced SM patients to benefit from precision medicine.
RET-altered non-small cell lung cancer, medullary thyroid cancer and other solid tumors
- RET is a protein kinase involved in important cell functions including organ development and tissue stability. Genetic alterations and mutations in RET have been shown to cause non-small cell lung cancer and medullary thyroid cancer, as well as other solid tumors including colon and breast cancers.
- We aim to address a need for precision therapies that provide durable clinical benefit by selectively targeting RET alterations and resistance mutations.
EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer
- For people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), it is estimated that the EGFR mutation is present in approximately 22% of cases in the U.S., about 15% in Europe and about 40-50% in Asia.
- A common site of tumor progression is the central nervous system. We aim to develop treatments that can penetrate into the brain, so they may prevent or treat tumor formation.
- There are limited therapies available for patients with NSCLC harboring EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations. We aim to develop a new treatment option that targets this underlying cause of tumor growth.
- People living with EGFR-mutated NSCLC often develop resistance to existing therapies. There is a significant medical need for new treatments that prevent resistance from emerging with initial therapy and prolong patient benefit.
Hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer and cyclin E aberrant cancers
- CDK2 and Cyclin E (CCNE1) are central to regulating the cell cycle, which is involved in the process of cell growth and division.
- CDK2 is believed to play an important role in tumor growth for patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.
- In subsets of patients with ovarian cancer and other tumor types, CCNE1 hyperactivates CDK2, resulting in tumor formation.
- Targeting cancers vulnerable to CDK2 inhibition has the potential to deliver meaningful benefits for a broad range of patients.
Our clinical trials
Clinical trials are an important part of helping to bring safe and effective medicines to patients. All drugs go through rigorous series of trials, and based on the results, regulatory agencies including the US Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency decide whether to approve medicines.
By taking part in clinical trials, patients can make an important contribution to ongoing research and better understanding of a disease. For patients who lack effective treatments, clinical trials are also an opportunity to be a part of testing a new drug.
Explore our clinical trials