Eric Lefkofsky, the CEO and co-founder of Tempus, is on a mission to bring efficient cancer treatment solutions through data-enabled precision medicine system. It should be noted that almost 40 percent of American adults are experiencing cancer diagnosis during their life time. Also a significant increase in the number of patients expected from the current 14.5 million to 19 million by 2024. However, Lefkofsky and his Tempus ensure that future would not be as bad as the numbers considering his efforts for data-enabled precision medicine. Previously, his personal experience shocked him that there was no data collection and streamlined analysis on cancer treatments and its response information with respect to molecular data of the patients. Lefkofsky learned that if he could ensure data collection based on digital technology that would save millions of cancer patients. That is where Tempus was born and read full article.
The firm is on a mission to change the way cancer care is provided. It has developed a platform that analyzes patients’ molecular and clinical data. It faced few initial hurdles including expensive analytical software and inefficient information storage system considering most physicians go for progress notes. To overcome this, Lefkofsky led Tempus to develop a software with optical character recognition and natural language processing options. In the end, the text fields with pertinent notes transform to structured data for using it in advanced cancer treatment. While coming to molecular data, it is captured through human genome sequencing. With the data captured by Tempus, the physicians can refer the historical cancer treatments, its effectiveness with respect to molecular data, and go for more accurate and effective treatment methods and learn more about Eric.
Eric Lefkofsky is also the Chairman and co-founder of Groupon and co-founder of a number of firms including Mediaocean, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Lightbank, and Uptake. He is also known for various philanthropic initiatives and founded Lefkofsky Foundation to support educational, scientific, and charitable organizations around the world.
Lefkofsky completed his graduation from the University of Michigan and secured his J.D. from the Law School of the same university. He is serving on the boards of Children’s Memorial Hospital located in Chicago and the Chicago Art Institute.