Genonomics Tempus has already made some great strides in the way researchers gather and collect data which makes its new partnership with the Mayo Clinic, especially promising. The new partnership is sure to help the Mayo Clinic with its mission of making life easier for cancer patients and their medical teams. By collecting data from the Mayo Clinic and looki for new paterns, Tempus hopes to change the way oncologists treat thier patients.
Tempus is a Chicago based startup company that was co-founded by Eric Lefkosky, and it is his second successful tech based Chicago startup company. Eric Lefkosky was drawn to geonomics and cancer research because of a desire to help cancer patients.
Specifically Tempus will complete molecular sequencing and analysis of over 1,000 patients with a variety of diffent types of cancers. Thes cancers include endrocrine breast cancer, lung cancer, melenoma and bladder cancer, among others. This is in addition to the data and genonomial computations that Tempus has already done with five other cancer treatment centers.
Tempus is not trying to cure cancer, but Erik Lekofsky hope that with enough data and enough geonomial sequencing they can change the way onocologists treat cancer. They hope to help provide a database of which treatment options work for which cancers and give oncologists a blue print for treating cancer.
In addition to being Co-founder and CEO of Tempus Erik Lefkofsky has founded a number of successful startups, including the popular coupon website Groupon. He is also a founding partner of Lightbank, a venture fund that invests in disruptive technologies. In his personal life he is also on the board of several Chicago organizeations, including the The Art Institute of Chicago and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is also married to Liz Lefkofsky, who joins him in his work at the Lefkofsky Charitable trust, a philothranpic organization he founded.
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