Eric Lefkofsky : Facilitating cancer treatment through technology

Mr. Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur, educator, public speaker, published author and a philanthropist. Mr. Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan with honors in 1991. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993. He has co-founded many successful companies like Groupon, Uptake, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Lightbank and Tempus. Click for more here


In addition to being the co-founder of the technology company Tempus, Mr. Lefkofsky is also its Chief Executive Officer. is striving to put great technology into the hands of physicians. It is building an advanced operating system to analyze molecular, phenotypical and clinical data to guide the physicians to make real-time decisions.It provides data about genome sequencing and gene mutation to the physicians. It helps the physicians to analyze data to personalize the treatment options for the patients and to get the best outcome for the patients.

Tempus has a dedicated team of bioinformaticians, computational biologists, software engineers and mathematicians working to help personalize cancer care. Tempus has partnered with Northwestern University’s Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, to provide insight into determining the best treatment options for cancer and help make treatment recommendations. Tempus has partnered with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine to analyze data for patients participating in immunotherapy studies. Tempus has also partnered with the University of Michigan to help pancreatic cancer patients.  Refer to to know more about him.


In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Lefkofsky also generously gives his time and money to the causes close to his heart. He set up the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. The foundation’s main goal is to ensure access to education, expand cultural initiatives, encourage medical research and improve fundamental human rights. Mr. Lefkofsky is on the Board of Directors of The Museum of Science and Industry, Children’s Memorial Hospital, The Art Institute of Chicago, and World Business Chicago. He is a Trustee for the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago.

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