With an up close look at the cancer treatment process, Lefkofsky was dismayed by how little patient care was informed by modern technology. From his viewpoint, there was a hole in cancer research.
In 2015, Lefkofsky founded Tempus Technologies; a Chicago based company which developed a software data platform that analyzes large volumes of molecular and clinical data. With his team of roughly 150 biologists, geneticists and immunologists working closely with scientists and engineers, they’re seeking the answer to this question; “Why do some patients respond well to cancer therapy while others don’t?”
With an FDA approved immunotherapy for treating cancers with specific genomic profiles. This marks the first time an agency has used genomic profiles rather than anatomical tumors; which is the criterion for the drug approval process.
While it’s still uncertain why some patients respond well to cancer therapies and others don’t, it’s believed that by combining the patient’s genomic and clinical data is the key to determining which cancer therapies should be used. That’s why Tempus Technologies collect massive amount of data through partnerships with hospitals and academic institutes.
Tempus bridges the gap and helps doctors make more informed decisions concerning patient therapies. This platform provides doctors with tools to help them provide personalized care and treatments. Lefkofsky and his team are still fine tuning this end to an end analytics platform, which provides real time information to doctors. This information connects them with both clinical and molecular data.
Eric Lefkofsky, philanthropist and his wife founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. Lefkofsky serves on the Board of Trustees at Luree’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He believes that these four causes could use extra attention: education, human rights, civic causes, and medical discoveries. However, he spends most of his time and focus on medical discoveries through his research at Tempus.
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Glen Wakeman is a cherished mentor and entrepreneur who in 2015, co-founded one of the best software companies in the history, LaunchPad Holdings LLC. Glen is a learned business executive; he has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from one of the most respected institutions, the University of Scranton. His also never stopped after a degree, in 1993; Glen earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago (https://angel.co/glen-wakeman).
After successfully completing his studies, Glen Wakeman joined the business world and started his career at GE Capital where he held various respectable business positions for over 20 years. Glen exercised hard work and professionalism, and with no time, he was rising the corporate ladders.
Glen Wakeman is known by many as a passionate mentor because he like seeing businesses grow and expand. He has his proven ways of getting things on the right track for companies. He takes proven methods and combines them with new ideas to come up with razor-sharp business strategies.
Due to this fact,
Glen has contributed to the emergence of many successful companies which include Nova Four, where he is the founder as well as the president (Twitter).
Glen Wakeman has a legendary track record in the business world, and many would love to get even a piece of his advice. He, therefore, authors some business blogs where he shares his knowledge as well as tips when it comes to financial matters (he is an investor).
Through his words, Glen Wakeman has mentored some C-level executives and various other startups including Sitter Bee and Dream funded.
Glen has a distinct way of actualizing new ideas. To aid him in critical analysis of an idea, he shares it with his team. This forces him to think and put the concept in an accessible format to grasp. On an interview with Interwiew.net, Glen defended his technique as the only way to get his team motivated to want to accelerate an idea.
Glen Wakeman believes that entrance of machine language into business will help speed up the way businesses solve social problems.