Eric Lefkofsky on a Mission to Advance Precision Medicine
The growing number of cancer patients is one of the biggest worries of the modern health science. The increasing number and rate of patients are not only affecting the individuals and families but the countries and their resources as well. However, the commitment and dedicated works of some companies in the area is highly promising. Companies like Tempus, led by Eric Lefkofsky, are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of cancer through novel data-enabled precision medication. Interestingly, it is the personal experience of Lefkofsky that asked him to invest his effort and money into the area.
He identified that though there is a significant advancement in digital technology, data analysis, and more, none of them were utilized for making cancer treatments efficient and better. There is no process of collecting molecular and clinical data of patients to make use in future treatments as well as other patients. Lefkofsky founded Tempus and created a system to collect both the data, analyze it, and structurally store it for physicians to reference and conclude the best treatment plans for his patients. Under Lefkofsky, the firm also developed software to capture data digitally using natural language processing.
While coming to the molecular data, the firm was collecting genomic information using human genome sequencing. While the process was available for some time, Lefkofsky and his team revolutionized it and made it readily available for collecting the data of cancer patients. Today, the modern medical science has agreed that the fighting of cancer is taking place at cellular and molecular levels. This is where Lefkofsky and Tempus are going shape future of cancer treatment deliverance.
Eric Lefkofsky is a highly successful entrepreneur and known for his investments in technology-based portfolios. He is the co-founder of a number of firms including Lightbank, Uptake Technologies, Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, InnerWorkings, and more, apart from Tempus.
Apart from his dedication to technology and investments, Lefkofsky is also focused on philanthropic initiatives. He and his wife set up a charity group called Lefkofsky Family Foundation in the year 2016 that works on high-impacted initiatives that are aimed to prosper the lives in societies where it serves. He is also serving as a trustee to some charity groups, institutes, research centers, and more.