Eric Lefkofsky: Using modern technology to provide personalized cancer therapies

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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How Hussain Sajwani Rose to Become a Billionaire Entrepreneur in Dubai

Do you ever dream of being a billionaire? I have a challenge for you then. Meet Hussain Sajwani, an entrepreneur from Dubai and the founder of the DAMAC group. Hussain was born in Dubai in 1956 and attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate degree in Economics. His father was an investor in the real estate business, and Hussain helped in the firm during his early age while in his studies. After his graduation, Hussain joined GASCO as the manager and later into the ABU Dhabi National Oil Company. In 1982, Hussain Sajwani decided to venture into food and catering services where he was fortunate to work with the American Soldiers during the Iraq war across the World. He also worked with Bechtel Company an International Company from America. Hussain’s services expanded acquiring hotels and mid-markets to accommodate the growing population of Traders in Dubai. While in his business, the government of Dubai ruled on the policy allowing foreign investors to own property in the Country. Hussain got an opportunity to venture into the real estate business, starting the DAMAC group.

 

The DAMAC group begun in 2012 as a property company dealing with construction and development of commercial, and leisure houses. The Company deals with all aspects of real estate business starting with the acquisition of land, engineers, construction, advertisements, marketing targeting both domestic and international customers, sales, and after-sale services. With authority from the government, the entrepreneur got an excellent chance of joining Hussain Sajwani family in the business. His company developed from the mid-markets which the Damac Owner acquired in his food service. Although Hussain Sajwani decided to change his business for a new venture, the catering services are still offered as a reminder of his first job and his achievement in working with an international company.DAMAC operates in middle east and Dubai with their headquarter offices in Dubai.

 

The DAMAC Group has also collaborated with Donald Trump in his business. Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump are two business partners and friends with Hussain helping in the development of Trump’s International Golf located in Dubai. Their relationship has shown to be more of a business level with Hussain’s family attending the Trump’s New Year celebrations. During the celebrations, Donald referred to the Hussain’s family as the most beautiful people showing they have a close relationship. According to an interview, Hussain revealed that although Donald cannot be involved in business anymore due to his political position, their business relationship will continue as Donald’s children will take the responsibilities of the firm.