Cancer has become the most common disease that has affected every corner of the world with a rapid rate. Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that eventually destroy body tissues leading to serious health issues or death. It can occur as benign (limited growth and don’t spread) or Malignant (uncontrolled growth and spreads). Fortunately, a company like Tempus has waged war against this terrible disease and has made significant progress in search of treatment for cancer. Eric Lefkofsky Co-Founder of Tempus has dedicated himself to fighting cancer.
Eric Lefkofsky awakening came after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. On following his wife’s treatment, he was surprised to find about the existence of a vast gap in the collection of data and digital technology. Though a lot of treatment information about patients got produced and gathered, there was no generated method designed to use that data that would be of paramount use when looking at the progress and treatment of patients. As a result of this Tempus took it upon itself to entirely change the delivery of cancer care by providing better and efficient ways.
Tempus came up with a platform that analyzed the treatment and genomic data of a patient to provide a much more precise treatment. Tempus also engineered software that played a critical role in recognition of optical character and processing of natural language abilities. Moreover, data in the form of structures got made from essential physician notes; this would paint a much clearer picture that would aid in the treatment of cancer.
Eric Lefkofsky was born in 1969 in Southfield, Michigan. In 1991 he graduated with high honors in Ann Arbor from Michigan University. Eric also attended School of Law of Michigan for his Juris Degree. Though his education credentials allowed him to pursue law he didn’t. Instead, Lefkofsky joined the revolution of the dot-com and quickly turned out to be a key player.
Company of Tempus headquartered in an area of Chicago is where Eric passes most of his time. Lefkofsky has practiced teaching in various universities in his years, and currently, he serves in business School of Chicago University as an assistant professor as he continues to fight the terrible disease of cancer.