Data-enabled precision medicine is the new frontier in cancer treatment. With millions of Americans battling the disease, processing the mountains of data doctors have, to provide them with the best care possible, can be a daunting task. Enter Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus. The company is helping to streamline the process through its advances in data-enabled precision medicine. Lefkofsky learned about the data overload in providing cancer care when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, using his company Tempus, Lefkofsky’s goal is to transform can care delivery.
Tempus has created a platform and analytics software to affordably and efficiently analyze the clinical and molecular data of each patient and help deliver the most effective cancer treatments. The technology transforms physicians’ progress notes into structured data doctors use to decide on each patient’s best treatment options. Processing molecular data, including genomic information, had been prohibitively expensive. But Tempus’ work is driving the cost down. That’s crucial because researchers are attacking cancer and other diseases on the cellular and molecular level and more information click here.
Born in Southfield, Michigan, Eric Lefkofsky is a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor graduate. He also attended the University of Michigan Law School where he earned his law degree in 1993. Rather than go into law, Lefkofsky joined the dot-com revolution. He founded a series of companies, the best known of which is Groupon.com. The Michigan native has lived in the Chicago area for many years. That’s where the Tempus headquarters is located. Lefkofsky is very active in the Chicago business community. He’s on the boards of Lurie’s Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Art Institute of Chicago. He’s also chairman of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company board of trustees.
Lefkofsky has been involved with several Chicago area education institutions. He taught at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Currently, Eric Lefkofsky works as an adjunct professor on the staff of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. His book on how technology affect business, Accelerated Disruption, was recently published by Easton Studio Press and learn more about Eric.