A lot of Eric Lefkofsky’s work has helped career the advancements in the battle on defeating cancer. Nothing, however, was more personally felt until his own wife was diagnosed with the horrible disease. Upon additional research he was utterly shocked to learn about the inefficiencies that exist in regards to the research able to be shared between different organizations that are also working on cancer research or cures and how ineffective this is to actually move closer to developing a cure and bridging the large gaps that exist in all the data and research that is currently out there and available.
Most everyone has fought with or knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer and the National Cancer Institute lays claim that roughly 14.5 million citizens in the United States were affected by cancer in 2014. Even more alarming news is that could jump to over 19 million people in 2024.
Eric Lefkofsky wanted to work to help find a way to connect the lines of communication, research and results so that these organizations can work with a team. Eric Lefkofsky co-founded a company called Tempus. Tempus is helping the prognosis look good and heading full force towards that very goal and leading the data-enabled precision medicine. The company also focuses on a way to change the way care is given to cancer patients. The way they did this was to create and develop a software that dealt with the analytics. Tempus has had to overcome several obstacles but they are consistently working with them on an issue-by-issue basis to make the system better and learn more about Eric.
Eric Lefkofsky was born on September 2, 1969. He is an entrepreneur who has a nice portfolio of success stories. He helped co-found not only Tempus, but was a co-founder for the companies Groupon and Echo Global Logistics, Uptake, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, and a Chicago Venture Capital company Firm called Lightbank too.
Lefkofsky grew up in Michigan and has a family of successful engineers, school teachers, attorney and more. Upon graduating from high school in 1987 he attended the University of Michigan and graduated with honors in 1991. He also went on to receive his Juris Doctor in 1993 from University of Michigan Law School and Eric’s lacrosse camp.