Eric Lefkofsky has a deep interest in trying to make cancer diagnosis and treatment after a loved one went through the process. Unlike many other people, however, he decided to do something about it. First, he founded Tempus, a technology company that has produced the world’s most extensive database of clinical and molecular data; much of this is dedicated to the area of cancer treatment and diagnosis. This was something that Mr. Lefkofsky saw as a significant need throughout the cancer treatment profession, as well as the medical profession in general.
The database helps doctors and other medical professionals in the cancer treatment niche to provide more effective treatments to their patients, backed up by high-quality data and trials. However, Tempus decided to go further than that. On top of the database, the company looks to provide some of the most precise and effective cancer diagnosis and treatment tools for doctors. This will not only help them diagnose cancer a lot earlier than they can now, but treatment will be more much precise and effective than those currently on the market.
Both Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus share the same core philosophy; to innovate rapidly and sprint toward new achievements and milestones. Since its founding, the company has also partnered with a vast network of community hospitals and medical centers focused on treating cancer. Through their work, both Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus have been able to make advancements in the likes of genome sequencing, biological modeling and more. The innovations and breakthroughs that Tempus have released have helped to personalize cancer treatment for patients across the world, making procedures more effective.
However, this isn’t the only thing that Mr. Lefkofsky has done to help beat cancer. Alongside his wife, he’s co-founded and became co-chair of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which helps advance cancer care initiatives and support communities that have been negatively affected by cancer. He’s also been on the board of trustees for some charities and businesses across Chicago focused on cancer and other health issues. Some of the more notable include Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago.