Eric Lefkofsky: Cancer Innovation


Eric Lefkofsky is a pioneer for change and philanthropy. He is successful in everything that he does. He is known as one of Chicago’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. He has co-founded a number of successful businesses and worked to make a difference whenever he can. He is the co-founder of Lightbank and Uptake Technologies. Eric also authored the book, “Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation.”
Together Lefkofsky and his wife have created the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. It supports communities by providing support to programs and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for humanity. He also achieved a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. There is no doubt that Eric is a man of many successes and that he is passionate about innovation.

Cancer and Alzheimer’s are two diseases that the health care system is very familiar with. Big data analytics is the next health innovation that can aid artificial intelligence and professionals in finding a cure to stop the plague once and for all. Tempus Labs is a company that was co-founded by Erick Lefkofsky in 2015. The goal of Tempus Labs is to consolidate the health information of cancer patients in a manner that will aid them in decision making for future patients. The company aims to build the most extensive molecular and clinical data library that will be housed in an operating system for easy accessibility by physicians. Having all of the patient’s health data in one place would enhance the quality of health decisions. It will also make a positive difference in the lives of patients who have cancer. Knowing what treatments worked in the past on patients with particular cancers will give physicians detailed information on the risks they should take. It increases the chances of the patients efficiently recovering from cancer. Big data analytics is underway for Alzheimer’s disease as well. The problem with Alzheimer’s disease is that patients don’t usually receive a diagnosis of the disease at the beginning of its tenure. Tempus is a remarkable and much-needed innovation to healthcare. It is a highly praised technology as it has already been listed as one of Chicago’s top ten health technologies. With time and practical use, Tempus will make a difference in the efficacy of cancer treatment in patients all over the world.

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