Tempus is a company co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky, what they do is assist doctors in treating cancer more effectively. The approach is know as data driven cancer care, but what does this mean? Tempus is a technology company that has created a large library of molecular and clinical data, paired with an operating system to make this data both useable and accessible. Their approach utilizes genomic and transcriptomic sequences that have been analyzed in a lab, to allow doctors to understand individual patient’s tumors more completely. Through analyzing molecular and clinical data, personalized treatment options can be uncovered. Detailed reports, highlighting actionable insights and what impact they can provide for the patient, are provided to medical staff. Additionally, Tempus collaborates with researchers and doctors to develop automation and cell culture technology to allow screening of therapies with in synthetic or animal models not patients. Tempus has worked with the Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine, Northwestern Medical, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and Rush University Medical Center among others.
Such an endeavor requires dedicated leaders and staff to make these ambitious goals a reality. One such individual at Tempus is the CEO, Eric Lefkofsky. Eric Lefkofsky believes this approach to cancer treatment will empower doctors to make live changing, decisions based on an individuals data, made at a molecular level in real time. Tempus hopes to be involved in some of the thousands of clinical trials going on continuously and contribute significant advancements in target therapy.
Mr. Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School. He has been involved in a number of companies over the years. He also co-founded Lightbank, a venture fund investing in technology companies; Groupon, a global e-commerce marketplace; Uptake Technologies, a predictive analytical platform for large industries.
Mediaocean, and Echo Global Logistics. He and his wife co-chair the Lefkofsky Family Foundation which has given generously to numerous cancer research facilities over the years. He serves as a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Art Institute of Chicago and World Business Chicago.
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