Eric Lefkofsky, popularly known as the co-founder and chairman of Groupon, is looking to take the treatment of cancer to the next level. His latest venture, Tempus, looks to assist doctors in delivering personalized and prompt care to those with cancer. His company has the goal of improving patient outcomes through the strategic use of patient data and other sources of information. He is listed as the President. The day to day operations is still not made exactly known. The company website lists some promotional material and videos and learn more about Eric.
Tempus systems help to analyze each patient’s personalized genetic cancer data and see how it would be affected by the different therapies available. This analysis is done using the patient’s unique cancer genetic data and the data for available. This real time data analysis helps clinicians offer the best possible treatments for each unique case. The system collect and analyzes large amounts of genomic data to help deliver the best and quickest treatment data available. Currently, Tempus focuses on breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer, but they will add more over time and update the system. The hope and goal is to improve the outcome for patients with cancer and read full article.
Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Elizabeth have a charitable trust, the Lefkofsky foundation, that focuses on children but gives to many causes around the world. Over 50 organizations have benefited from the foundation to date. The focus of the foundation is to support charitable, scientific, and educational organizations around the world. Through their foundation, they have donated to the cancer research cause. They have donated money to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and to support immunotherapy for gastric cancer research at Stanford University. A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Lefkofsky continues to build successful ventures and reinvest his time and money into the community and Eric’s lacrosse camp.
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