Eric Lefkofsky, and His Company, Tempus Are Leaders in the Fight Against Cancer

Tempus, and its founder, Eric Lefkofsky are leaders in the fight against cancer, which affects nearly 40 percent of the Americans who face a cancer diagnosis sometime during their lifetime. Everyone in the United States knows someone who has fought the dreaded disase. The National Cancer Institute reported that as of 2014, 14.5 million Americans had cancer, and the number was anticipated to grow to more than 19 million in 2024. Companies such as Tempus, however, are helping to make the prognosis look better. Tempus is a leader in data-enabled precision medicine, which is helping to bridge the gap between data collection and digital technology.

One would think in 2018 with electronic health records modernized, those in the healthcare field would be knowledgeable of modern technology. Eric Lefkofsky, however, found out when his wife was diagnosed with breath cancer that there is a huge hole between data collection and digital technology. Although there is a huge amount of information available about patients and their treatment, there had never been a modern way to gather the information and use it effectively.

Tempus was founded to transform the way cancer care is delivered through a platform that can analyze both the molecular (genomic information gathered through human genome sequencing) and clinical data from a patient. Tempus also developed software that can use physician notes, which had been hard to capture and analyze about a patient through software that can transform notes into data that can be used to provide adequate treatment. The cost of such technology had once been $100 million, but because of technological and scientific advances, it can now be completed for about $5,000.

On his personal website, Lefkofsky said his dream had become “intoxicating,” and he would do “everything in my power” to make that dream come true.

Lefkofsky is the CEO and co-founder of Tempus and a partner or co-founder of several other companies involved with technology, e-commerce and the media. Lightbank, which he co-founded, invests money in various technologies. He has also had a role in founding Groupon, Innerworkings, which provides promotional and print solutions to companies throughout the world, and Echo Global Logistics. He also founded his own family charitable foundation, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, and has served as a trustee for Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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Eric Lefkofsky Looks to Improve the Way Healthcare Professionals Have Access to Patient Information

Eric Lefkofsky is aiming to improve the treatment of cancer patients by giving researchers and clinicians easier and quicker access to resources that combines genomic information and therapeutic data. Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of the startup company Tempus, which creates databases to help clinicians gather molecular date, clinical data, and therapeutic outcome response data into one source. The goal is to improve the free flow information between researchers, clinicians, nurses, and others so cancer patients can get the right health care treatment for their individual circumstances.

Lefkofsky is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. He is a Booth School of Business professor at the University of Chicago, but he is best known for being a serial entrepreneur who co-founded the global e commerce marketplace Groupon. Other companies Lefkofsky co-founded include Zest Health, Lightbank, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings. He is also a board member for several organizations, including World Business Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theater Company, and Lurie Children’s Hospital.

In addition to his business ventures, Lefkofsky is a philanthropist who established Lefkofsky Family Foundation. He established this charitable foundation in 2006 with his wife Liz with the purpose of improving the quality of life for people in the communities the foundation serves. The foundation helps to provide people with access to a quality education, improve basic human rights, advance cancer research, and to expand artistic programs. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is committed to caring for the well-being of others, eradicating cancer, and providing the city of Chicago with a strong cultural foundation in the following: http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2016/10/04/groupons-eric-lefkofsky-returns-to-the-forbes-400.html click here.

Lefkofsky was inspired to form Tempus after his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis. He noticed clinicians didn’t have readily available access to data on how certain treatments affect certain populations of cancer patients. He would like to have electronic medical records used in a way that combines all patient data so that clinicians can see the relationship between treatments and results.

Ultimately, Lefkofsky would like to see this process move beyond oncology research and be used on people who suffer from neurological disorders.