Eric Lefkofsky Helping Cancer Patients Get Better and More Effective Treatment

Eric Lefkofsky is a distinguished businessman from Chicago, United States, and is known for his start-up venture Group Inc, which went on to become a billion-dollar enterprise. Along with Groupon, Eric Lefkofsky has started many other start-ups and companies that have become an enormous success. However, Eric Lefkofsky is not only known for his business prowess, but also for his philanthropy. In the last few years, the charity foundation co-founded by Eric along with his wife Liz Lefkofsky has been able to do a tremendous amount of work in the area of human rights, civic causes, education, and much more. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation has funded many schools and colleges to provide scholarships to the pupils from the low-income families.

Also, many meritorious students are not able to study further due to the lack of funding. It is these students that the foundation of Eric Lefkofsky aims to help. Recently, Eric Lefkofsky started a technology company named Tempus, which is aimed at helping the cancer patients get more precise and personalized treatment. For so many years, the cancer patients have been getting the same treatment regardless of their age. It is for this reason, the procedure sometimes works, and in many cases, it worsens the situation of the patient. Eric Lefkofsky has had the misfortune of seeing one of the loved ones being diagnosed with cancer.

It made him realize that the doctors don’t have the treatment-related data that they can use to create a patient-specific detailed treatment plan. If the doctors have the records of how a particular treatment worked on a cancer patient of a sixty-year-old man, they would be able to define the treatment course that is effective and refined in the future for another patient with similar characteristics of sixty years old. Such a co-relation in treatment can make a huge difference in the outcome of the treatment.