The medical division of the University of Chicago recently became partners with a company called Tempus. Founded by Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus is a company that utilizes the latest in technology to help provide physicians with better ways to treat cancer. The partnership with UChicago will enable the educational institute’s breast cancer specialists to receive data on molecular sequencing. Combined with the comprehensive analysis Tempus has, the specialists at UChicago will be able to construct more effective treatments for breast cancer patients.
In an online article, the dean of global health for the University of Chicago spoke about the current treatments available for cancer patients. Since the amount of data for these patients is extremely limited the treatments are often based on a physician’s knowledge rather than on the specialized information provided by a patient’s genetic code. The partnership with Tempus will significantly improve the amount of information available to physicians, which in turn will improve the type of care cancer patients receive. The medical division of the University of Chicago is not the first facility to partner with Eric Lefkofsky’s company. Tempus has also partnered with such well-known institutions as the Mayo Clinic, the University of Michigan and Rush University’s medical center.
Building a Better Future
Eric Lefkofsky is no stranger to the world of business. While most people might be more familiar with his online company of Groupon, this industrious entrepreneur has helped found a number of companies including Lightbank and InnerWorkings. Mr. Lefkofsky graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, after which he went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Michigan University’s School of Law. Although he grew up in Michigan, Eric Lefkofsky migrated to the big city of Chicago, where the companies he helped to found are still headquartered today.Eric Lefkofsky’s drive to help build a better future for others can be seen in the many positions he holds outside of his own companies. He is currently a trustee for Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital as well as for Chicago’s Institute of Art and its Museum of Science and Industry. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Chicago.