Cancer is one of the life-threatening diseases that have no cure yet. When one is diagnosed with cancer, therapies are done to prevent the spread of cancerous cells to other body parts. Management of cancer requires well-organized data that will help in making a reliable care and treatment plan.
Three years ago Eric Lefkofsky realized that hospitals were lacking the sophisticated infrastructure for collection of data on cancer patients. This motivated Eric to co-found Tempus in the year 2016 with the main of providing well-organized data that will help in cancer treatments. Lefkofsky appreciates technology saying that it has opened opportunities to collect massive data and put it to work for the benefit of patients and more information click here.
Although Eric spent most of his life trying to save money for people, today he is trying to save lives. In the latest fund drive, Tempus raised $70 million from the Revolution Growth and New Enterprise Associates. Tempus is worth approximately $700 million and has raised $130 million since its inception in 2015 and his Website.
Tempus announced in the year 2016 about its partnership with Duke University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, among others. This company is aiming at building the world’s most extensive library of molecular and clinical data to improve cancer care. Currently, Tempus is working on patients with breast, lung and pancreatic cancers and more research and data collection are still ongoing to work on a vast number of cancers and Eric’s lacrosse camp.
Doctors today get help from Tempus when making real, personalized and data-driven treatment decisions, therefore, making treatment outcome better than before. Treatment is improved through analysis of the genetic code of a patient in the context of molecular therapies. According to Tempus, it uses ‘cutting-edge genomic sequencing and analysis methods’ that helps the doctors to understand the tumors better and Eric on Facebook.
Eric Lefkofsky, an American entrepreneur, was born on September 2, 1969. Eric is a co-founder and CEO of Tempus, co-founder, and chairman of Groupon. He has co-founded many other companies including Innerworks before he created Tempus which has made him focus on healthcare and what Eric knows.
Apart from opening up companies, Eric philanthropic work has been seen through his family’s support of charitable activities, educational and many other organizations around the globe. Erick is also a trustee at Lurie Children’s Hospital based in Chicago and http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2016/10/04/groupons-eric-lefkofsky-returns-to-the-forbes-400.html.