Entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur. He was born on September 2,1969 in Detroit, Michigan. Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Tempus, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Innerwokings, and Echo Global Logistics.Lefkofsky is also a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business of Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

He graduated from the University of Michigan and got his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School. In 2006, Eric along with his wife founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The Foundation is a private charitable foundation to help different communities. Lefkofsky now serves as a professor at the University of Chicago and wrote a book called Accelerated Disruption. His most famous business is the Tempus Labs. It has been rated as a top 10 Health Tech startup. It was founded in 2015. The company has teamed up with most of the National Cancer Institute Centers in the United States.

Tempus Labs does cancer testing that involves looking at tumors and taking DNA from the tumor cells. They also look at the immune system of the tumors and of the patients. They do drug testing to see what affects the tumors and what doesn’t, and use Medical Imaging. To put it simply, they enable Physicians to deliver personalized care for cancer patients depending on what types of tumors they have.

This is still a fairly new practice and they are still learning alot. By using a targeted approach to each cancer patient, they will be able to better treat the patient based on the individual type of cancer they have. Just like every person is different every persons cancer is different and is made up of unique cells. No two people should have the same cancer treatment. What works for one may not work for another. Tempus Labs are trying to get a better understanding of cancer cells and how they work, that way the doctors can offer better approaches to individual needs of the patients.

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