Curing Cancer: Eric Lefkofsky’s Mission

Born on September 2nd, 1969, Eric Paul Lefkofksky is the CEO and co-founder of Tempus. Eric is also a co-founder and chairman of Group On, Innerworkings, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, Uptake and Light bank. His entrepreneurial, ambitious journey began at the University of Michigan where he began by selling carpets. He graduated with a degree in law.

Eric Lefkofsky is also interested in the well-being of his community. This inspiration has led him and his wife Elizabeth into starting a private charitable organization, Eric Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This foundation drives initiatives for enhancing the lives of those in the societies where the foundation is based. Eric is also a trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago among other organizations.

Tempus, which was co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky is a technology firm that is assembling the largest consortium of clinical and molecular data with an operating system that will avail and make this information useful. Tempus’ primary goal is to ensure that current patients can gain from others who were before them. This is made possible by Tempus providing doctors with an interactive, analytical and machine learning platform that enables them to offer personalized care to cancer patients.

Recent studies and surveys have shown that there has been an increase in the cost of healthcare. This can be attributed to the fact that most people and health centers are inclined to wanting and providing personalized care. It is also clear that other factors include population, growth and age. Various diseases become a factor in the amount of money that is spent in the healthcare sector alone.

A lot of patients recently have been diagnosed with the different types of cancer. This has led to many inventions aimed explicitly at treating, curing and curbing cancer-related deaths. It is essential to know and note that money is not the push for innovations in the care for cancer patients. The intention is to provide personalised care for patients, treat and prolong lives. Of great importance to is that the data that these innovations record will tremendously help to further the research.

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