Eric Lefkofsky started up Tempus with the purpose of creating the world’s largest database for fighting cancer. Recently, he partnered up with Precision Health AI as well as CancerLinQ, which both offer specific information and abilities that will help to further Tempus’s goals. CancerLinQ, itself, can provide a database with information on 600,000 patients that were treated, and Lefkofsky commented that the partnership will help Tempus to reach more cancer patients.
Tempus has already joined-up with a spread of different research hospitals and has grown its team to 300 strong in just two years of being in business. Its intelligent platform allows physicians to to offer their patients individualized care based on analytical data, and part of the way it does this is through looking deeper at patterns and the DNA and RNA of past cancer patients. While Tempus will gain a lot from the partnership with CancerLinQ, so will CancerLinQ. The main issue that CancerLinQ is having is that it cannot organize all of the data it is gathering, because the way the data is structured is not always consistent. On top of allowing Tempus to organize the data so it will have an actual impact, the partnership will provide much needed revenue for CancerLinQ.
Eric Lefkofsky is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tempus, and he hopes to make the fight against cancer less complicated than it is in today’s world. He also helped to found Lightbank, which is a company that invests in tech companies that are disruptive. Mr. Lefkofsky is heavily involved in his local community of Chicago and is a Board member of World Business Chicago, the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and more. He also worked on a committee that was trying to make Chicago the home of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
As a philanthropist, Eric Lefkofsky is always looking for a way to help people out. In 2006, along with his wife, he started up the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which is a charity that aims to improve people’s lives through a spread of initiatives and organizations that it supports.