The Role of Eric Lefkofsky in Advancing Cancer Treatment

With nearly 40% of U.S. adults facing a cancer diagnosis, everyone knows someone who once fought against cancer. In a study conducted in 2014, approximately 14.5 million cancer patients in the U.S. The figure is expected to hit 19 million by 2024. Nonetheless, advances being made by technology companies such as Tempus will help combat this terrible disease. Established by Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus leads in the provision of data-enabled precision medicine.

The mission of Tempus is to transform cancer treatment. Eric Lefkofsky has created a platform that allows the analysis of patients’ molecular and clinical data. With data-enabled treatment, Eric Lefkofsky believes that technology will allow doctors to administer effective treatment to cancer patients. Technology will help them determine which procedures and drugs best suit a patient. Since data-enabled precision medicine is continually updated, doctors can make informed decisions regarding cancer treatment. As more data is compared and analyzed, Tempus hopes to unlock secrets about combating cancer.

Eric Lefkofsky’s journey to co-founding Tempus has not been easy. A native of Southfield, Michigan, Eric Lefkofsky was born in 1969. At age 50, Lefkofsky has made significant accomplishments than most people will in their future. He graduated in 1991 with highest honors from the University of Michigan. Two years later, he entered the University of Michigan Law School where he graduated with a Juris Doctor. Irrespective of his impressive educational attainments, Erick Lefkofsky didn’t go into law. Instead, he entered the tech industry and quickly emerged as a global tech entrepreneur.

While he was born in Michigan, Eric has spent much of his adult life in Chicago. Here is where the headquarters of Tempus are located and Eric spends much of his time in Chicago area. Eric Lefkofsky currently serves on the boards of the Art Institute of Chicago and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He also serves as Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Eric Lefkofsky started his teaching career at Northwestern University and DePaul University. He currently works at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business as an adjunct professor.

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