Eric Lefkofsky’s Data-driven Innovations for Cancer Treatment

The 47-year-old serial entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky, is renowned for having established several successful startups. After his wife was diagnosed with cancer, Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus. The company focuses on a data-based approach to curing cancer. The innovation seeks to alleviate the confusion brought about by cancer diagnosis for both the patient and the people close to them.

Eric Lefkofsky stresses that the technology enables doctors to examine patients’ molecular composition intrusively and the possible cause of tumor. This is accomplished through machine learning and gene sequencing techniques. The data collected is then used to establish a personalized treatment plan with precise medication.

Tempus is funded directly by Mr. Lefkofsky whose net worth is $1.7billion. The founder of the company said that he is ready to spend millions on the facility infrastructure to keep it afloat. Unlike other competing firms in the niche that rely on donor funding, Tempus will have ready capital giving it an edge in the cancer treatment arena.

The startup is currently establishing a molecular clinic laboratory that feeds physicians directly with information about patients via an integrated operating system. Data is collected in a pool thus promoting active learning from previous patient conditions and treatments. Eric Lefkofsky has partnered with flagship healthcare organizations such as Mayo Clinic, Universities of Chicago, Michigan and Northwestern.

In his other career milestones, Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Lightbank, Groupon and uptake Technologies. Also, he takes part in humanitarian causes such as the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This private organization driven by Mr. Lefkofsky and his wife seeks to improve the lives of community members by promoting development initiatives.

He is also affiliated with Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as a trustee. Eric is a professor at the University of Chicago and the writer of the Accelerated Disruption book. He had his education at the University of Michigan and had his Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School.

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