Eric Lefkofsky, the man behind Groupon, is partnering with the University of Chicago Medicine (UChicago) in order to fight breast cancer through his startup Tempus.
Eric Lefkofsky announced that Tempus will handle the molecular sequencing and analysis for breast cancer researchers providing care at UChicago to better personalize treatment for approximately 1,000 patients before expanded to include more conditions are locations. Ina recent statement, Tempus has said that the partnership hopes to perfect treatment options by tailoring doctors’ response to patients on a personal level.
Dr. OlufunmilayoOlopade, Dean for Global Health and professor of Medicine and Human Genetics at UChicago, recently stated that the common nature of breast cancer undercuts how little is actually understood about the disease. This complicates things for doctors who feel confident in treatment options because breast cancer is so common but may not be addressing the actual patient’s needs. With specific genetic information provided by Tempus, UChicago is in a position to better prescribe effective treatment options for patients and broaden the available library of data on breast cancer and Eric of Website.
Lekofsky’s Tempus applies machine learning and genomic sequencing in order to help the doctors at UChicago decide between treatment options. Though it’s just announced its partnership with UChicago, Tempus has been lurking about since 2015. In that time it has landed partnerships with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Penn Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of Michigan in their mission to eliminate cancer.
About Eric Lekofsky”
Eric Lekofsky is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder of several start-up companies in the US which include, but are not limited to Lightbank, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Gllobal Logistics, and Innerworkings. Most recently he founded Tempus, a tech start-up focused on combating cancer and partnering with medical institutions.
Outside of his professional capacity, Lekofsky has enjoyed a long history as a philanthropist, perhaps most notably with Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry and World Business of Chicago as a trustee. Lekofsky also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and learn more about Eric.