In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to use technology in ways that will help the most people. This is especially important in healthcare, where technology continues to impact the field in various ways. One of the best involves cancer research, where gathering and analyzing data is of the utmost importance. And thanks to global technology visionaries such as Eric Lefkofsky, there may soon be a new way to organize patient data into a vast database that can help cancer researchers detect important trends.
An Important Partnership
According to Tempus, a technology company focused on using big data to help in cancer treatment and research, the company has entered into a new deal with related companies Precision HealthAI and CancerLinQ to create a database capable of analyzing and processing data from millions of patients suffering from cancer. By doing so, the companies will be able to use various aspects of artificial intelligence technology to spot current and future trends regarding different forms of cancer treatments. As a result of the partnerships between Tempus and the other companies, cancer doctors and researchers expect to have much greater access to data that will assist with drug research and development, the formation of clinical trials, and treatments that can be used by oncologists in offices throughout the world. Believing each company can compliment one another with various forms of technology, Tempus CEO Eric Lefkofsky feels the sky is the limit for discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in cancer treatment in the years ahead.
Committed to Excellence
While the deal struck between Tempus, Precision HealthAI, and CancerLinQ holds incredible promise, having a commitment to excellence while helping others is nothing new to Eric Lefkofsky. Never intending to enter the healthcare industry in any fashion, Eric used his vast knowledge of business and technology to found Tempus in 2015. With someone he cherished being treated for cancer, Eric soon realized many improvements could be made in the field. Putting his entrepreneurial skills to work, Eric vowed to find a way to merge the latest advances in artificial intelligence technology with the power of big data, which could result in greater in-depth analysis of cancer treatments and research methods.
A Modern-Day Philanthropist
While many people dream of being able to help others through philanthropy, Eric has made that dream a reality in his life. While originally from Michigan, where he received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, he now lives in Chicago and considers it his home. Very active in the community, Eric and his wife are involved in numerous efforts to help the community. One of these is the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which was formed in 2006 for the purpose of helping those in need. Along with this, he and his wife are also members of Giving Pledge, which brings together wealthy individuals who have pledged to donate much of their money to philanthropic endeavors.
Continuing the Journey
As he continues on his amazing nonstop journey to make the world a better place by helping to alleviate the suffering of those afflicted with cancer, Eric knows it will take the efforts of many people besides himself to solve these complex problems. Because of this, he is committed to working with as many great people as possible to make this happen. Whether bringing the latest technology to cancer research labs and hospitals through Tempus, providing assistance to needy individuals through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, or teaching students part-time at the University of Chicago, there is little doubt Eric Lefkofsky wants the world to be a better place in which to live.