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Michigan native and serial entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky is helping to dramatically improve cancer care and treatment through technology developed by Tempus Labs, a company he co-founded in 2015. The Tempus technology enables researchers and medical personnel to better utilize big data analytics to provide more effective targeted therapies for cancer patients. The technology Tempus developed improves cancer testing, machine learning of information from electronic medical records, pathology as well as medical imaging, work with tumor cell organoid cultures and DNA and RNA sequencing of tumors.
Tempus has worked with many academic institutions and National Cancer Institute run comprehensive cancer centers. The technology Tempus Labs has created is anticipated to have such a significant impact on cancer care and medicine in general, Dr. Eric Topol includes the company on his annual list of 10 groundbreaking technologies poised to revolutionize medical care. That list also includes AI technology to diagnose diseases of the eye, the blood pressure watch, treating cancer using Chimeric antigen receptor T Immunotheraphy, two new glucose sensors, diagnosing atrial fibrillation using the KardiaBand, diagnosing skin cancer using a new deep-learning algorithm and new gene editing and therapy technology.
Since getting his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and attending the University of Michigan Law School and earning a law degree, Eric Lefkofsky has not only co-founded Tempus Labs, he co-founded or founded Groupon, Mediaocean, Lightbank, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Uptake Technologie and many other companies. In collaboration with Elizabeth his wife, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation to improve the lives of people worldwide by supporting initiatives and organizations advancing fundamental human rights, medicine, education, art and culture.
Eric Lefkofsky wrote the ‘Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation’, is an adjunct professor at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and is very active in supporting social, business and cultural institutions in Chicago. Some of the organizations to which Eric Lefkofsky lends his time, talent and resources include World Business Chicago, the Museaum of Science and Industry, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Eric Lefkofsky’s Social Media: www.facebook.com/eplefkofsky/
Barbara Stokes is an entrepreneur who graduated in 2000 from Mercer University. She earned a pair of bachelor’s degrees in biomedical and medical engineering before embarking upon her professional career. Before she started her own company she worked for two other major organizations, Boeing and Pisces. At these businesses she garnered extensive experience in the […]
Cosmetics company Lime Crime has adopted a pretty impressive approach to launching the brand in China. The strategy comes in response to the special dynamics that the company had to face when marketing in a new country. Kim Walls is Lime Crime’s global general manager, and discussed the topic of brand expansion at the National […]
There are many Equities First Holdings subsidiaries that will help people no matter where they are investing or working in the world. It can be pretty easy for someone to have the kinds of help that they need when they go to any of the offices that the company has created, and they have built […]
When Sussex Healthcare started out, they were working to make sure their residents had everything they needed. They wanted people to feel like they were doing things the right way and they were going to make their lives better no matter what. Since Sussex Healthcare had continued to help people and since it had continued […]
The career path of Entrepreneur Mike Baur is absolutely fascinating, a true story of a man following his heart’s desire to find his passion in life. The Swiss business man, who was born and raised in Switzerland, began his educational career by earning advanced business degrees from Bern University in Switzerland and the University of […]
Cancer has become a significant public health concern all over the world. This has created a need for outstanding publications of research and basic science on the oncology and cancer. This is needed not only by those working in cancer research but others who might be interested to know how to fight this illness. Oncotarget […]
The Holidays are a time for giving and sharing, and most people are doing it because of the pleasure that they feel which is popularly known as the “helper’s high” phenomenon. However, it is interesting to note that science does not have a concrete explanation why the phenomenon happens. “Helper’s high” has been described and […]
An affiliate of Highland Capital Management out of Dallas, Texas out of Korea has closed a private equity fund that was focused on healthcare with capital commitments totaling one-hundred and forty-seven dollars. The fund’s anchor investor is the National Pension Service of South Korea. Valued at an estimated four-hundred and ninety-nine billion dollars at its […]
Mental illness is the last frontier of modern medicine; we would never poke fun at cancer patients, but it socially acceptable to call someone crazy. Mental illness has carried a huge social stigma partly because of mentally unstable individuals in the news. They tend to be portrayed as violent in the media while toting weapons. […]