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Eric Lefkofsky Leading Light in Cancer Treatment

Close to 40% of the people living in the United States today will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is expected the number of people suffering from cancer will increase not reduce as the years go by. Although one would expect that hospitals are keeping up with technology as a lot has been said about electronic health records. This is not the case. There is a lot of data generated during the treatment of cancer, but there was no way to gather this data. It is at this point that Lefkofsky had the idea for Tempus.

Tempus aims at changing the delivery of cancer treatment. Tempus developed a program that would analyze a patients’ medical data. This program and its developers faced various challenges. They did not have access to medical data and the fact that information given by the patients is usually in the form of doctor’s notes which are difficult to capture and evaluate. Tempus then to deal with this second challenge created a program that had the capability to process everyday language and recognize characters in different hand writings and more information click here.

The company is working to make genome sequencing cheaper. Tempus hopes to enhance cancer research and hopefully the discovery of better treatment methods by pairing the available medical data with information gathered from gene sequencing. This will lead to future where the physician will be able to give tailor-made treatment to every patient. Since the information on Tempus will constantly be refined doctors will find not only appropriate treatments for cancer but also other illnesses and learn more about Eric.


About Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky was born in 1969 in the state of Michigan. He co-founded Tempus and is its CEO Lefkosfsky joined the University of Michigan and graduated in 1991. He went on to get his Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of Michigan Law School in the year 1993 and Eric’s lacrosse camp.

The successful Entrepreneur is on various boards including Lurie’a Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago Steppenwolf Theatre Company where he is the chairman and t and the Art Institute of Chicago. He has also taught at Depaul University, Northwestern University and is currently teaching at the University of Chicago. He is married to Elizabeth Lefkofsky.