Tempus Has the World’s Largest Library Of Molecular and Clinical Data
According To Founder Eric Lefkofsky

The quest to stop cancer before it destroys the
health and well-being of people around the world isn’t new. Medical researchers
spend years trying to unlock the secret of cell deterioration and cellular
mutations. Progress is slow, but researchers now know there’s more than one
type of cancer. And researchers also know everyone who has cancer deals with
the disease in different ways.

One way researchers are dealing with this
multi-faceted disease is by accumulating data so cancer patients can get the
help they need at the molecular level. One company that is leading the charge
to understand all types of cancer is Tempus. The Tempus genomic tests analyze
proteomic data as well as RNA, and DNA. Plus, the company organizes and ingests
lab reports, pathology images, clinical notes, and radiology scans to get a
complete picture of various patient cases. The mission is to connect doctors
with the latest molecular and clinical data as well as give doctors the insight
they need to treat patients using up-to-date treatment options. According to
the CEO and the founder of the company, Eric Lefkofsky, data-driven healthcare
is the future, and he is putting his money, reputation, and soul into this
incredible data collecting company.

Eric Lefkofsky is an overachiever by anyone’s
standards. Eric got his undergraduate and law degree from the University of
Michigan. He’s an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, and he wrote
the book, Accelerated Disruption.  Accelerated Disruption is the foundation of
our capitalistic system, according to Lefkofsky, and other noteworthy
entrepreneurs and economists. The concept of accelerated disruption is new
ideas, technology and trends force some businesses out of business. Those
businesses don’t react fast enough to changes in their industry, and the
changes that impact the buying habits of other businesses and consumers.

But it’s not just Lefkofsky’s teaching and
writing skills that make Eric such a driving force in several industries. He is
a Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, trustee, as well as a Chicago’s Art
Institute and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry trustee. And his love
for the arts prompted him to accept the role of Chairman of the Board of
Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater. Eric reached the pinnacle of success in his mind
when he started to collect molecular data. But before that amazing
accomplishment, he founded Groupon, and he co-founded Lightbank, Mediaocean,
Echo Global Logistics, and Inner Workings. And he was one of the first
investors in Uptake Technologies. His strong social media presence keeps him in
the social spotlight for good reasons. He shares pertinent information on
social media sites so people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular
diseases, and neurological disorders can find the information they need to deal
with those medical issues in different ways.

According to a recent Chicago Tribune article,
Mr. Lefkofsky wants to expand Tempus
technology and data
, so people on other continents can benefit from
the data and research information the company collects and organizes. That
expansion is a future project, but the future is right around the corner thanks
to the rapid growth of his three-year-old company. Eric employs 500 researchers
and data gathering health conscious people, and the company hires 20 or 30
people almost every month. Even though expansion in other parts of the world is
still in the preparation phase, Lefkofsky’s medical startup has an office in
New York, and the home office is in the old Montgomery Ward building in
Chicago. Eric plans to open offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles

According to the Chicago Tribune, Lefkofsky’s
medical startup
is worth $2 billion. At the beginning of 2018, Eric raised
$80 million from investors. That fundraising project gave his research and data
collecting company a key spot on Chicago’s “unicorn” list.