Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus Co-Founder and CEO

Posted on May 5, 2017

Tempus, a genomic data company co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky gives physicians at the University of Chicago data to facilitate better treatment of their breast cancer patients. The Chicago-based Tempus announced a joint partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine. It will make available molecular sequencing and analysis to breast cancer specialists at the university to enable them to create individual treatments plans for their patients. Tempus offers to evaluate data for 1,000 breast cancer patients to assist the university physicians and researchers find out patterns to determine how patients will respond to treatment.

The purpose of molecular sequencing and analysis data will, eventually, lead to effective treatment and improved patients recovery results. “Although breast cancer is among the most common cancers, there is relatively little accessible data on the millions of patients who have battled the disease,” Dr. OlufunmilayoOlopade, professor and dean stated. “This forces too many physicians to make treatment decisions without the benefit of highly specific genetic information that could help them make better informed and precisely targeted decisions,” she added.

Mr Eric is an accomplished entrepreneur, investor, a philanthropist and an author. He is a Co-Founder and CEO of Tempus, a data company that provides molecular sequencing and analysis data technology use for the treatment of cancer. He is a founding partner of Lightbank, a company that provides venture capital investment in disruptive technology; the co-founder and Chairman of Groupon, a worldwide e-commerce marketplace; a co-founder of Uptake Technologies, a top predictive analytics platform for worldwide major industries; Mediaocean Company, a major provider of integrated media procurement technology; InnerWorkings Inc. a top provider of managed print and publicity solutions; and Echo Global Logistics company, a tech-enabled transportation and logistics subcontracting firm. He and his wife, Liz are co-chairs of Lefkofsky Family Foundation that advocates for high-impact community initiatives to improve lives in their communities. He chairs the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater; he is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and an author. He attended University of Michigan and hold a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from University of Michigan Law School.

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