Getting diagnosis is something everyone hopes they don’t have to deal with, unfortunately almost 50 percent of American adults face a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives, and everyone knows someone who has battled this terrible disease. In 2014, almost 14.5 million American citizens lived with cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. They also say that number will sky rocket to more than 19 million by the year 2024. However, with innovative new tools and strategies, the prognosis is looking better. Companies like Tempus are helping us have brighter days and read full article.
Tempus is co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky, who cofounded Groupon. Tempus is the force behind data-enabled precision medicine. After being thrust into reality of a cancer diagnosis his wife received, Eric Lefkofsky saw the gaping hole in relations to data collection and digital technology. With all these Americans receiving cancer treatments, there still lacks a streamlined way to gather the data and effectively use it. Eric Lefkofsky says Tempus was made to transform the way cancer treatment is delivered. Eric Lefkofsky developed a system that analyzes a patient’s personal and molecular data. The company had developed software but initially affordable medical data was a concern. Tempus also faced how critical information is stored and processed about cancer patients. Most of the time the information is in written form. Eric Lefkofsky developed software that deals with natural language processing capabilities and learn more about Eric.
Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus hope to do more to accurately connect cancer patients with effective treatments. Tempus they will soon be able to determine which meds and treatments will work and which ones will not. With the data constantly updated, doctors can make real-time decisions regarding treatment. Eric Lefkofsky spent most of his life in Chicago, where he co-founded Tempus.
Eric Lefkofsky serves on the boards of several organizations including Lurie’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also chairman of the board of Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Eric Lefkofsky has spent time teaching at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and at Northwestern University’s School of Management. Right now he is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and Eric’s lacrosse camp.