Eric Lefkofsky: Enhancing lives

Posted on January 1, 2018

CANCER. Still the number one killer in a million Americans. An astonishing 40% of Adult Americans have had to fight this battle alone or with a family member who was diagnosed with this debilitating disease. Genetics or environmental factors can all contribute to getting these malignant cells. It is estimated in the year 2024 that approximately 19 million Americans will suffer with this disease.

Modern technology is always coming up with new remedies and solutions to cure this debilitating disease. There are companies that have made leaps and bounds with their studies. One company in particular is TEMPUS.

With the rise of data-enabled Precision Medicine a new method of collecting genetic data to save lives is here. TEMPUS, co founded by Eric Lefkofsky, is the leader in data enabled Precision Medicine. It may seem that were are far more advanced in America with health care and treatment possibilities, but that is sadly untrue.

Since Electronic Health records have been developed known as EHRs, it is a false pretense to think that the health-care industry is up to date of the best technology to detect malignant cells before they spread and metastasize to the rest of the body.

Eric lefkofsky who is also a co-founder of group-on, has a personal interest in developing the best technology for a cure since his wife was diagnosed with breast Cancer. Eric, became highly motivated to find a solution and in his research he could not believe the gaps that exist in this modern day on collecting data and use of digital technology.

Eric, through TEMPUS was determined to transform the way cancer is delivered. A platform was developed which effectively analyzes a patients clinical and molecular data.

Eric Lefkofsky has an interesting start to his amazing career. He started his path by selling carpets at the University of Michigan. After law-school, he borrowed money from his relatives and together with a friend he started an apparel company. From there his career skyrocketed when he co-founded Media Bank, a media-buying technology company.

Lefkofsky, born and bred in Michigan, spent most of his mature life in Chicago, headquarters of TEMPUS. He is an adjunct Professor at the University Of Chicago’s Business School.

Ironically, he never used his law degree even after reaching high educational achievement including earning a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Michigan Law department. The dot-com revolution was really what piqued his interest. He soon became a power player and his contributions to technology and health data has changed for the better.

 

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