Eric Lefkofsky is one of the prominent businessmen, serial entrepreneur, and philanthropists in the United States. Along with his wife, Liz Lefkofsky, Eric started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation that focused on four primary causes, which are human rights, medical inventions and discoveries, education, and civic causes. Recently, Eric Lefkofsky got the chance to witness one of his loved one being diagnosed with cancer. It is what helped him understand that there is a tremendous amount of mismanagement in the way the treatment is carried out. There is no proper data available on what treatment works, and there is no correlation done with the genomic data.
It is why Eric Lefkofsky founded Tempus, which has designed an operating system that would aggregate data related to cancer treatment and make it available to the physicians and oncologists across the globe. It would help the physicians know what treatment patterns have worked for several people and what hasn’t with similar characteristics. With the past treatment data readily available, the physicians would be able to personalize the entire treatment course and increase the chances of recovery as well as stopping cancer to spread further or do further damage.
Eric Lefkofsky is associated with many charity organizations in Chicago, including being the trustee of the Lurie Children Hospital. He is also on the board of trustees at the Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute of Chicago, and World Business Chicago. He along with his wife Liz Lefkofsky continue to explore new areas where they can make a difference. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is actively involved in many of the humanitarian work across the United States, especially Chicago. There are many high impact initiatives that Eric Lefkofsky continues to find and develop to contribute to the society. At the moment, he is trying to perfect the operating system designed by his company Tempus.