Entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky is one of those medical entrepreneurs who that put their all into their line of work. Eric Lefkofsky is the founder of a handful of businesses, and he is most known for his company Groupon.
Since last year the spotlight has shifted, and it has been illuminating another business that Eric Lefkofsky co-created. The company Tempus is working in health tech, and it became the main focus of the entrepreneur as it was tasked with helping oncologists treat cancer patients more effectively. Eric Lefkofsky stated that he believes that the project can propel the breakthrough that medicine has been looking for.
Tempus stepped in partnership with doctors from the Chicago University. They took up a project that aims at creating cancer treatments that are driven by data and solid research. The health tech company creates the treatments by analyzing the patient’s genetic code. The purpose of the company is to aid oncologists in the process of treating cancer patients by providing them with more data, more medicine, and more technology, as well as a deeper understanding of tumor.
In 2016, Tempus Health Inc. was working with several types of cancer such as breast cancer, lung cancer, as well as pancreatic cancer. The research that the company has been doing was focused o those three types of the disease. As the company grows, Tempus will delve into analyzing and coming up with solutions for other kinds of the disease as well.
Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz created the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The couple frequently donates to cancer research through the foundation and have contributed million of dollars to the cause. In 2015, the couple gave a million dollars to Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. A month prior to that they donated half a million in order to contribute to immunotherapy for gastric cancer research conducted by the Stanford University. Later that month, The Lefkofsky contributed to the University of Michigan over a million dollars to help fund their cancer research as well.
Eric Lefkovsky and the experts at Tempus believe that the research they are doing will bring forth the next wave of destroying cancer.
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