Eric Lefkofsky: The Man Trying to Cure Cancer

Technology has helped many industries make enormous bounds, and health care is no exception. For example, consider appendicitis. Today, an appendectomy is a routine procedure. But in years past, a burst appendix was a death sentence. Across the entire realm of healthcare, technology makes doctors better. However, despite the great leaps that healthcare has taken since the advancement of computers, modern healthcare still has one major flaw, according to Eric Lefkofsky: cancer treatment.

If you’ve been to the doctor recently, then you probably noticed the data collection that happens during a visit. The front desk always gets your information, and the nurse and doctor both take meticulous, detailed notes about the nature of your health. With such an abundance of information being collected, Eric Lefkofsky was shocked to see that cancer treatment was so far behind. Even with the massive data collection now possible, he sensed potential for improvement in treating cancer. Most importantly, though, he decided to do something about it. By co-starting Tempus, a startup dedicated to curing cancer, Lefkofsky is of the disease’s most staunch adversaries and more information click here.

Lefkofsky’s motivation is clear. The idea of starting Tempus sparked during his wife’s run-in with breast cancer. When Lefkofsky realized the inadequacy of cancer care, and how much it could be improved through technology, he decided to take action. Fighting cancer is a noble cause, and Lefkofsky directing his efforts towards it shows the type of person that he is. The creation of Tempus also showcases Lefkofsky’s genius. The company’s mission is valid, but difficult. Still, they have been successful to this point; Tempus created a new and more efficient way to collect data on cancer patients. It’s surprising that such a feat wasn’t yet accomplished, but thankfully, Lefkofsky stepped in as the pioneer of this new technology and learn more about Eric.

Tempus is likely the most significant milestone in Lefkofsky’s career, but he’s spend large parts of his life in other pursuits as well. He is also a co-partner of Lightbank, a venture fund. Along with this, he’s held influential roles in a number of other companies: Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, and Innerworkings to name several. At this point, there’s no telling where Lefkofsky will go next. But right now, his current target is cancer. From what we know about Lefkofsky, he won’t stop until the job is finished and Eric on Facebook.

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