Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Tempus, a technological company that was founded to fight against cancer. Tempus is in the process of building an extensive database of molecular data, that will give doctors the latest information to treat cancer. With this amazing technology, Tempus hopes to improve cancer treatment worldwide.
The University of Chicago and Tempus have joined to help treat breast cancer patients. Tempus will study over 1,000 breast cancer patients and attempt to find molecular patterns that can assist doctors in treating each patient. Breast cancer affects over 250,000 women each year in the United States, and there is little data on the patients that have been diagnosed with this disease. Eventually, Tempus hopes to improve cancer treatment and increase the life expectancy for anyone afflicted with this terrible condition. Tempus has also joined other universities and clinics to help uncover molecular data for various cancers. These studies are an excellent foundation for doctors to learn how cancer uniquely affects each patient. Under the guidance of Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus will be a great asset for the researchers at the University of Chicago and other educational institutions.
Besides co-founding Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky has been a highly successful businessman that has founded many successful companies. He began his career in 1999, co-founding Starbelly, an internet company that sold promotional products. Lefkofsky eventually co-funded other companies; including InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, and MediaBank. He was also the founder of Groupon, an e-commerce company based in Chicago that provides great deals for cities across the globe. He eventually stepped down as CEO in 2015, but he remains with the company as a chairman. Eric Lefkofsky has also donated to many charities and universities across the United States. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation was created in 2006 and gives to a variety of organizations, including healthcare, medical research, and education. The generosity and brilliance of Eric Lefkofsky will continue to make the world a much better place.