Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus, the Cancer Database

Eric Lefkofsky has started many companies in the past. Groupon, Echo Global and InnerWorkings are examples of his work. InnerWorkings like Echo Global is now a global company. Working on e-‘commerce startups’ has made Eric a small fortune: $1.79 billion. Now Tempus is the company that occupies him and drains a good portion of his time and energy, not to mention industry. Tempus is about the composition of a genomic cancer database.

The idea is to help doctors treating cancer patients to get access to vital information on patient’s DNA and compare the same with other patients and then formulate an individualized treatment plan. This, according to the Tempus hypothesis will help patients live longer and others get cured.

Eric realized that while technology was progressing and advancing quickly, medicine was not making similar strides. He pointed out that a lot of medics had gathered data, but analysis was letting them down to learn more: http://norcal.news/news/23733-eric-lefkofsky-searches-coast-coast-cure click here.

The distinction between what other cancer centers are doing and what Tempus does is the partnership Tempus forges with leading hospitals. This partnership enables Tempus to gather data that is used for analysis. Tempus enables physician to compare their patients DNA and that of other patients in the database using software. This comparison helps doctors to learn from other successful cancer treatments of patients who had similar DNA with his/her current patient.

Kevin White

The decision by Eric Lefkofsky to step aside from his job at Groupon was triggered by his desire to concentrate on Tempus and the work it is doing. Although he no longer works as CEO at Groupon, Eric sits on the board and is a majority shareholder. Lefkofsky saw the need to introduce Kevin to Tempus for his expertise in genetics. Kevin has more than a decade health work experience in the area of genetics at ‘University of Chicago’.

Brad Kevwell

Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Kevwell have been in business for a long time as partners. At Tempus they are equal partners.

Academic

Eric graduated from ‘University of Michigan’. He is an ‘adjust professor for ‘the University of Chicago’. Lefkofsky is also a celebrated writer having published his book: Accelerated Disruption.

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