Cancer is a chronic disease that requires more research so that it can be managed. As a result, many governments, as well as entrepreneurs, are investing heavily in cancer research. The research aims at coming up with the cure as well as treatment plans of the disease. Technologies are being developed to analyze cancer tumors and establish most of the cancer causes. Eric Lefkofsky is one of the successful entrepreneurs who has dedicated much of their time and funds to cancer management.
Recently there has been a positive development in lung cancer causes research. A Dartmouth research team was working to determine the environmental and genetic risks factors that cause lung cancer. The study was led by Yafang Li who eventually showed the connection of smoking and gene interaction that cause of lung cancer. The study identified three new lung cancer genetic biomarkers. The three SNPs stratify lung cancer risk by smoking. These SNPs can be potential biomarkers which can be used to assist in the prediction of the treatment plan for lung cancer.
On top of that, other people like Eric have been busy working and investing heavily to help cancer patients. Eric co-founded Tempus, which is a technology company that has built an operating system that helps cancer patients. Eric is the CEO of the company, and with the help of his staff, he has helped many cancer patients by taking care of them. At Tempus they use technology to analyze genomic data using statistical analysis to come up with personalized and precise treatment. The data from the operating is the one that guides doctors in coming up with better care plan as well as specialized treatment.
Eric together with his wife they have founded Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The foundation aims at funding research centers that specialize in cancer causes and treatment. Through the foundation, they have donated $1.2 million to the University of Michigan and $250000 to New York’s Weill Cornell Medicine for cancer and breast cancer respectively. On top of that, the foundation has given $500000 to Stanford University which was used to support gastric cancer research.
Eric Lefkofsky has achieved all these through hard work and intelligence. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School. Currently, he is a successful entrepreneur in Chicago. His route to success has not been easy. He is the co-founder of many technology companies like Mediaocean, Uptake Technologies, Groupon, Inner Workings as well as Echo Global Logistics.