Who is Eric Lefkofsky?
Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur, co-founder, and CEO of a technology company, Tempus. He also co-founded several other companies including Lightbank, a venture capital firm, Mediaocean, a software and advertising company, InnerWorkings a marketing firm, Uptake, and analytics company, and Echo Global Logistics (ECHO), a logistics company. Lefkofsky has received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993 and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 1991. Along with his wife, he formed Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006, a charitable trust that focuses on children and is dedicated to advancing high-impact programs and improve the quality of life in communities. This has helped more than 50 organizations including Arts and Culture, Medical, Education and Human Rights organizations. In 2013, they have joined a campaign called The Giving Pledge, a campaign that encourages wealthy people to contribute to philanthropic causes. Visit http://lefkofskyfoundation.com
What is Tempus?
Tempus is a health technology company that focuses on the modernization of cancer treatments. This company helps doctors and other healthcare professionals understand their patient’s specific cancer cases by using their genetic code in the context of molecular therapies to create a data-driven, personalized cutting -edge treatment therapy. There are four steps to this data-driven process. First, the physician and patient talk about whether Tempus’ treatment therapies are right for them. Second, a sample of DNA is taken from the patient and sent to the state-of-the-art Temus laboratory for RNA and DNA sequencing. Third, the sequencing results are analyzed and a personalized report is generated. Fourth, the patient’s doctor will review the results and the treatment options will be discussed with the patient.
Tempus also works with top medical facilities such as the Mayo Clinic, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, and Rush University Medical Center.
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