Doctors need access to reliable information for them to mitigate and fight autoimmune illnesses such as cancer. A few years ago, oncologists had to go through piles of raw, inconclusive data of cancer patients to gather necessary information, Tempus has come to revolutionize that. Cancer treatment has for long been impeded by lack of a standardized data system where doctors can draw information on the various types of cancer. Doctor’s relied on their short notes to find therapeutic and genomic information when prescribing treatment methods and medicine to their patients.
Eric Lefkofsky, a serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist has joined hands with other like-minded investors to create Tempus with the sole aim of easing cancer treatment. The businessman has for years been in the technology sector but had not focused on research medicine until a family member battled cancer. Eric Lefkofsky realized that the greatest challenge oncologists have when dealing with cancer is the unavailability of helpful data that can assist them to fight the disease effectively. These impediments slowed the diagnosis and treatment procedure of such a life-threatening ailment.
Tempus, where Eric is both co-founder and chief executive officer, is a system that speeds up the cancer treatment process. The system relays information to patients and oncologists whenever they need it. Since its launch, Tempus has analyzed and recorded medical reports of more than 1,000 breast cancer patients and survivors. With time, information on other types of cancer will be available. The data will then be made accessible to other doctors who can then draw comparisons and differences between one patient and the other. These will help in identifying what treatments work in fighting a type of cancer and which do not. To know more about him click here.
Apart from co-founding Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky has also been involved in other technology ventures such as Uptake Technologies; a predictive analytics platform, Groupon; a worldwide e-commerce market, and Mediaocean; a global provider of media acquisition technology. Eric Lefkofsky is also a humanitarian involved in many essential courses around the world. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation sponsors many initiatives in the communities around him with the aim of making the world a better place.