In the United States today, millions of people are suffering from cancer. Due to this statistic, companies like Tempus were created. Tempus is a leading company in data enabled precision medicine. This company was co-founded by a man named Eric Lefkofsky. Previous to his wife’s diagnosis of cancer, Eric had never had an up close experience with cancer treatment. His experience with this made him realize the gaping hole that exists in the field in terms of patient information collection and digital technology. This realization is what then led Eric Lefkofsky to develop Tempus.
The development of Tempus was made with a certain mission in mind. The mission of the company is to transform the way cancer is cared for. In order to do this, Tempus created a platform that analyzes both a patients clinical and molecular data. This platform was necessary because of the way the information of cancer patients is stored. It is stored in notes which are sometimes difficult to work with. The platform created is a software which changes a patient’s information into structured data. This then allows for advanced cancer treatment. The system also collects molecular data due to its use in cancer research. Eric believes that his company is the next step in providing accurate cancer treatment and learn more about Eric.
Previous to being the Co-Founder of Tempus, Eric had attended the University of Michigan. Following this, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School where he received a Juris Doctor degree. Eric is now based in Chicago, Illinois where he works for a number of companies. Along with Tempus, he is also the Co-Founder of companies such as Groupon Uptake Technologies, and Lightbank and more information click here.
In his spare time, Eric Lefkofsky enjoys helping improve the community around him. Along with his wife, he had opened a charitable foundation known as the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. This fund is dedicated to helping people lives in the area. Eric also serves as a trustee of many different public services in Chicago including the Lurie’s Children’s Hospital. Lastly, he enjoys teaching at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.