Improving by the day is the prognosis of Cancer thanks to the innovative medical advances being accomplished by companies such as Tempus, a technology company which collects clinical data and is leading the way in the field of precise medicine enabled by data collection.
Contrary to appearances, the healthcare industry lags behind as far as modern technology is concerned, and it was not until Eric Lefkofsky, founder of Tempus, saw himself dealing directly with cancer treatment by way of his wife’s cancer diagnosis that he encountered the considerable deficiencies that currently exist in the field.
While there has been ample data generated and collected about and related to patients and their respective treatments, there has never been a process to make effective and efficient use of it. With the founding of Tempus, Lefkofsky sought to reinvent the way to deliver cancer care. The company has developed an effective platform which analyzes cancer patients’ clinical and molecular data. It has also developed technology to process physician notes regarding a patient’s care; it analyzes it and structures it so that it can better help the cancer treatment and care of a patient.
With the Tempus platform and similar technology, Eric Lefkofsky and others believe that doctor will be better suited to determine which medicines and treatments are likely to be effective and which are not, thus pairing their patients with the best treatment option available. Because all information is continually updated and available at all times, healthcare professionals will be able to make decisions in real-time regarding, not only Cancer, but numerous other conditions.
Lefkofsky is a University of Michigan graduate who, apart from being the CEO and co-founder of Tempus, has co-founded numerous other companies, such as: Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, Uptake.
He has also formed the Lefkofsky Foundation, a charitable trust in support of education, is on the board of directors at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, as well as the board of directors of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and World Business Chicago, for which he serves as co-chairman on its Technology Council.
For details: lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/