Eric Lefkofsky Leader Of Precision Medicine

Let’s face it, we all know about cancer and the deadly effects the disease can have on anyone who contracts it. Either we know someone affected, have been affected ourselves, or even simply watched the news about the millions who have it. The sad aspect of cancer treatment is the fact that many who end up with the disease are not financially prepared to tackle the various costs of treatment, and when it comes to medical records, the stress is overwhelming. That is where Eric Lefkofsky comes into play.

As co-founder of Groupon, Eric’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now taking into account his background in data, Eric came up with a game changer. Although he never had any experience with cancer or the treatment involved, he knew that something needed to be done to fix the data collection and upgrade digital technology. With so much data, the idea to streamline and make the process less difficult was a necessary move.

Not only has Eric donated millions of dollars to cancer research, he began work on Tempus, which was a health care start-up to revolutionize cancer treatment and change the process for the better. Sometimes it takes a traumatic experience such as Eric’s to really make a change that will affect the lives of many. Tempus is a small company with only 29 employees, but their work is felt throughout the field of cancer research.

Lefkofsky believes that artificial intelligence and the large quantity of data available to be processed will revolutionize how we treat cancer. Along with others, Eric has been a leader in the technology that Tempus applies to streamline data, as well as medical procedure and records. Utilizing such methods has enabled doctors to make real time decisions when it comes to treatment and also it’s helped many other disease treatment as well.


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