Tempus is a startup that works towards fighting cancer and is started by the founder of Groupon, Eric Lefkofsky. Recently, it was announced that Tempus would provide relevant data to the University of Chicago to help diagnose breast cancer patients better. Tempus, a Chicago-based startup, recently announced its partnership with UChicago, the medicine branch of the University of Chicago. Tempus would provide data in the form of analysis and molecular sequencing.
The data would help the breast cancer specialist at the UChicago to provide personalized treatment to the breast cancer patients. Tempus would provide the breast cancer specialist with the data gathered from over 1,000 breast cancer patients. Such data would help the physicians to speculate how the patients would respond to particular treatment and know the pattern that would assist in customizing the treatment for better results and faster recovery.
The primary aim of this initiative is that it would help discover a model of therapy that would eventually lead to provide better and more accurate treatment to the patients. Breast cancer is amongst the most common cancers occurring today, but there is very little statistical data available on it for the cancer specialists. It makes it difficult to provide accurate and efficient treatment to the patients.Eric Lefkofsky serves as the CEO of Tempus, a firm he co-founded as well. Tempus is known to develop a highly advanced operating system, which can help with fighting and prevent cancer. He is also one of the founding directors at Lightbank, which is a VC firm that invests in modern and disruptive technologies.
Eric Lefkofsky is also one of the co-founders at the famous Uptake Technologies, which is a highly effective predictive analytics platform that relevantly serves many huge industries globally, such as Mediaocean, InnerWorkings, and Echo Global Logistics. He also believes in giving back to the community and is the founder of Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which works towards empowering charities to help with the progress of the community.