Cancer has risen to be the most detrimental disease worldwide. Records show that cancer patients are expected to increase by 2024 if other measures are not introduced. However, the disease is being curbed by Eric Lefkofsky, a co-founder of Tempus, a leading company in charge of data-enabled precision medicine.
Eric’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. During treatment, he was shocked how there was a huge gap between data collection and digital technology in the field. With the need of electronic health records to make efficient use of a patient’s information, Tempus was established to change the way cancer treatment is provided and more information click here.
Tempus has created a platform that analyzes a patient’s clinical and molecular data. Despite accessing clinical and medical data being difficult, Tempus managed to develop the analytical software. Another problem was that most crucial patient’s information was progress or physician notes. Therefore capturing and analyzing it was difficult, hence Tempus developed software that includes optical character recognition and language processing capabilities. Thus the information could be transformed into structured data.
Molecular data collected by Tempus are the genomic information of a patient obtained through genomic sequencing at affordable prices. Many cancer types of research done are focusing on molecular and cellular levels for treatment. With Tempus combining clinical and molecular data, researchers hope to learn more about cancer and learn more about Eric.
Lefkofsky and his comrades at the data-enabled precision medicine hope that with the Tempus platform and other technologies, doctors will be able to prescribe a patient accurately. With the information being updated continually, doctors can tell the effective medicine for cancer and other diseases and Eric’s lacrosse camp.
Eric Lefkofsky was born in Southfield, Michigan but has spent most of his adult life in Chicago. He graduated in 1991 from the University of Michigan with honors. In 1993 he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Eric has worked for a vast array of successful companies and Eric on Facebook.
He is the CEO and co-founder of Tempus. Eric and his staff members work so hard to deliver care to cancer patients. He formed a charitable trust, Lefkofsky Foundation with his wife to support organizations globally. Eric is passionate about providing personalized care to cancer patients.