Cancer is arguably one of the leading causes of death in the whole world. A recent study reveals, about 39.6 adults will get a cancer diagnosis at some point in their life. New cases get reported in Africa, Asia, and South America. With most of these cases leading to untimely death. However, there is a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel for cancer patients.
Tempus, a technology-based company, is dedicated to deliver the best treatment to cancer patients, as well as, offer accurate diagnosis of the diseases. It is by examining their molecular data, that is, it’s genomic sequencing and curbs it in its earlier stages. How does Tempus work? I’ll explain.
Tempus, Co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky of the Groupon Company is determined to deliver treatment to cancer patients using technology. Lefkofsky got thrust into cancer research when his wife got diagnosed with breast cancer. He could not understand why information collected from cancer patients was treated casually, yet it was a goldmine to determine the exact cause of cancer and provide its cure.
Tempus was born as a platform to analyze a cancer patient clinical information and molecular data accurately. Lefkofsky and his team developed an analytical software that would help gather clinical and medical information of cancer patients. Initially, this was their biggest problem, because most of this information was usually in the form of the physician notes.
Later, they also developed a software that was to help transform acquired data into clearly structured text. Through the processing of the natural languages and optical recognition. It resulted in the availability of relevant notes on a patient that could be used to propel cancer research and treatment to advancement.
Eric Paul Lefkofsky, the brain behind Tempus, was born on 2nd of September 1969 in Detroit Michigan. He refers to himself as an entrepreneur and a professor. He is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, co-founder, and chairman of Groupon.
He graduated in the University of Michigan with Jurisdiction Degree. Despite his academic credentials, he didn’t go into law; instead, he chose the technology way. Apart from being an entrepreneur, Lefkofsky is a professor. He has taught in De Paul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
About Eric Lefkofsky: lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/