Breast Cancer is the most common form of Cancer in the world today. However, despite the high prevalence, there is little data to show the treatment patterns. This has forced the doctors to provide treatment without the benefit of genetic information.It is this challenge that the Tempus is seeking to address. The Company has partnered with the University of Chicago to provide the breast cancer specialists at the UChicago with molecular analysis. The data provided will help the doctors to provide personalized treatment to the patients.Eric Lefkofsky said that the Company would collect data from 1,000 patients who have breast cancer. The doctors will use the data to analyze the patterns of breast cancer and also how the patients respond to treatments.Tempus, founded in 2015 focuses on genomic sequencing which helps the doctors to provide personalized treatments.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric is the co-founder of the Chicago-based Company Tempus. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Tempus is a technology Company that has developed systems to help treat cancer.In addition to Tempus, Eric has founded other Companies like Lightbank which is a Company that invests in disruptive technology. He is the co-founder of Groupon that is a global e-commerce marketplace. Eric is the co-founder of other successful companies:
- ü Uptake Technologies:
- ü Echo Global Logistics
- ü InnerWorkings
- ü Mediaocean
All these Companies are technology based.Eric is also involved in different philanthropic work. He established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation together with his wife. The Foundation is a private charitable foundation that provided initiatives to help improve the quality of life.He serves as a trustee of different organizations including Lurie Children’s Hospital, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Art Institute, and the World Business Chicago.Eric serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He attended the University of Michigan and later received his Juris Doctor Law from the same university.Eric is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. He has also published a book ‘Accelerated Disruption.’