Cancer is a disease that almost 40 percent of adults in the U.S. face on a daily basis, but one man is making a huge difference in the battle against cancer. That man is Eric Lefkofsky and along with his company, Tempus, he is redefining the way that data related to cancer is being shared. Many times cancer information is shared from physicians notes, only, which are difficult to analyze, but Tempus has changed all of that by creating software that can decode the text fields that physicians use to make notes. This means that molecular data from individual patients can now be analyzed, and the once expensive costs of human genome sequencing, which is crucial for the battle against cancer, has been made much more affordable. The future of the way we combat cancer is looking bright, because the software that Eric Lefkofksy and his company Tempus has created is enabling physicians to pair cancer patients with effective treatments and more information click here.
Eric Lefkofksy is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, which is a tech company that looks to battle cancer by creating an operating system unlike anything before it. He put together the Lefkofksy Family Foundation in 2006, which is a private charity foundation that helps a spread of charitable organizations. Included among the organizations Eric has helped are the Jewish United Foundation, Medical Missions for Children, Americans for Responsible Solutions, the American Brain Tumor Association, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Success Project, AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership), and Eric’s lacrosse camp.
Eric Lefkofsky received his Juris Doctor after graduating from the University of Michigan Law School and believes that education is something that all people should have access to. As a Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company he supports the arts in his community, and to further education he is also an adjunct professor for the University of Chicago. His lifelong mission of helping others to create new businesses or organizations that change the landscape, completely, motivated him to write his very popular book, “Accelerated Disruption” and his Facebook.