Eric Lefkosky, Co-Founder of Groupon, Starts Company to Personalize Cancer Treatment

In the ChicagoInno article “Eric Lefkofsky’s Self-Funded Mission to Cure Cancer Through Data”, Jim Dalke discusses the serial entrepreneur’s dedication to his new company. Mr. Lefkofsky began Tempus with his business partner, Brad Keywell, after his wife was diagnosed with cancer.

He was shocked at the lack of information and the overwhelming confusion when dealing with such a diagnosis. His company was created to try and solve an overwhelming issue within healthcare. As he discovered with his wife’s diagnosis, despite meeting with doctor’s and specialists, cancer patients are often left with a lack of data and information to inform their decisions for treatment. Tempus is his attempt to create a paradigm shift in the healthcare industry, shifting it to a data-based approach to cancer treatment. The company uses genomic sequencing and the development of machine learning in order to have a more detailed analysis of a patient’s tumor.

Mr. Lefkofsky believes that the company has the potential to be one of the most imperative shifts in healthcare because it allows doctors to look within the body and have a better understanding of the person at a molecular level. This data would allow a more personalized more precise treatment plan.

Though the company is a startup, he is willing to fund it himself which provides an advantage over the competition. It has developed partnerships with a variety of healthcare institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago. It has built a library of molecular clinical information and an operating system that interprets the information for doctors. The data provides the information for physicians to interpret previous patients who had similar biological profiles in order to find treatments that are more likely to be successful.

Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan with honors in 1991. In 1993, he received his Juris Doctorate from University of Michigan Law School in 1993. However, he pursued a more entrepreneurial career path and is the founder of a variety of companies.

in 2006, he created MediaBank to help advertising agencies organize the marketing process. In 2010, he co-founded Lightbank, a venture capitalist firm in the niche of technology. He is also the Co-founder of Groupon, Uptake, and more recently he began Tempus to provide the tools to learn at a molecular level to gather more data for cancer treatment to learn more: click here.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Treating Only Cancer Patients Throughout the United States

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, along with NantHealth has a new treatment platform that they are launching. Clinical Pathways will be able to help the Oncologist by giving the all the treatment options that are appropriate for any type of cancer.

This platform has been developed with the patients in mind and will help the Doctors to eliminate guesswork since they are usually bombarded with all sorts of new data and the latest in oncology research. The patient, with this new system, will be able to choose their care from efficient and safe options.

Clinical Pathways merges the treatment regimes, the very latest in cancer research that is available and any complementary therapies into Allscripts Sunrise EHR. This will allow the oncologists to create the protocol for the patients care at the point of care.

This new platform will provide the doctors with a comparison of the different treatment options available, and an idea of the cost. It will also have the ability for custom treatment courses that are for one specific patient and their disease state. The system will be safe and efficient for the patient since with just a tap of the screen the order will be entered.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America know that every cancer is just as unique as the person who is afflicted with it. Cancer is a disease that requires a precision medicine, and truly personalized care that is gladly given by their experts that are trained in all the ins and outs of a very difficult and dreaded disease.

They treat patients on an everyday basis, through every stage of the disease using advanced technology geared specifically for this disease. It is extremely important for the patient to locate a doctor who specializes in their type of cancer.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America are based in Boca Raton, Florida with a network of five hospitals throughout the United States to serve only cancer patients.

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