Eric Lefkofsky Uses Technology to Advance Cancer Treatment
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and was Chairman of Groupon, a global e-commerce company. He is co-founder of Uptake Technologies, a leading predictive analytics platform. In total, he has co-founded or founded 15 different companies over the years.
Eric recently became interested in helping further the connection between technology and medicine, so he co-founded and is CEO of Tempus. Tempus is a tech company that built an operating system to help fight cancer.
Tempus’ platform connects anatomic data with clinical data from around the country. The compiled information is then used by doctors to find better-informed solutions for individual patient treatment and more information click here.
Maybe a patient’s chemo and radiation treatment would be planned, based on historic results that other patients in similar situations got from the same thing. Treatments can be matched based on genetic information one each patient and the drugs they used and learn more about Eric.
Lefkofsky appointed Kevin White, president of Tempus. He is a founding director of the Institute of Genomics at the University of Chicago. He and Lefkofsky want to use technology to push cancer treatment to the next level.
Many Universities are joining together with the company to collaborate on new ideas. The University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, Northwestern University Lurie Cancer Center, Rush University Medical Center and the University of Chicago are just a few.
Lefkofsky states that nearly 600,000 people a year die of cancer and that number hasn’t gone down in nearly 25 years. That is what motivates him to push forward with the company and Eric’s lacrosse camp.
Lefkofsky, along with his wife Liz established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006, to enhance the community they live and work in, through charitable giving. Eric also serves as a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, The Art Institute, The Museum of Science and Industry, and World Business. He is the author of Accelerated Disruption.