Cancer is one of the dreaded diseases that are claiming so many lives. A lot of people across the world are taking a step to escalate the fight against the disease either by funding research or contributing their resources to help in the building of modern treatment facilities. Mr Eric Lefkofsky, the CEO of Tempus, has founded a startup that has a particular focus on fighting breast cancer. Tempus is developing ways to provide doctors from the University of Chicago with data that will improve the management of breast cancer.
Tempus is a firm based in Chicago, and it has signed an agreement with the department of medicine at the University of Chicago to offer molecular analysis and sequencing services to cancer experts at the UChicago breast cancer center. This will improve the specialists approach on cancer, and it will benefit patients. Eric’s firm is looking forward towards analyzing over 1000 breast cancer cases; this will assist researchers and medical practitioners to make predictions on how different patients respond to different cancer therapies.
The primary goal is to make breast cancer treatment more efficient and help patients to get more positive results. Breast cancer is a common type of cancer, but over the years doctors have not been able to retrieve information on the many patients who have received therapy. Lack of necessary genetic information about the patient has made doctors unable to accord patients the right treatment. This partnership between Tempus and the University of Chicago department of medicine will improve cancer treatment. The university will build the best molecular data set to help in the fight against cancer.
Tempus has the latest equipment that assists them in genomic sequencing, which supports doctors to make timely decisions on the most efficient treatment for breast cancer. Tempus Head offices are in 600.W Chicago.
Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur in the technology sector. He is also among the founders of Lightbank, a company that is very active in disruptive technologies. Eric is the Groupon chairperson, a firm that is a recognized e-commerce platform.Eric runs the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a very ongoing charity initiative. Eric graduated from the University of Michigan and got his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan law school.