Groupon’s founder, Eric Lefkofsky also has a cancer fighting startup known as Tempus. This program wants to give doctors at the University of Chicago information that will help to better treat breast cancer patients. The Tempus program, based in Chicago has announced a partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine that will help provide molecular sequencing and analysis to breast cancer specialists that will help create personalized treatment plans for patients. They predict they will analyze information from around 1,000 breast cancer patients. This data will help doctors and researchers discover patterns that can predict how patients will respond to treatment. This program uses machine learning and genomic sequencing that allows doctors to make real time decisions and personalized treatment decisions for the patients. Breast cancer is among the most common cancers, yet there is little accessible information on the millions of patients who have and still are battling this disease. Because of this, too many physicians are forced to make decisions for their patients treatment without very useful information that could help them make better and more informed decisions. The Tempus program was founded in 2015, and is headquartered in Chicago, where others of Eric Lefkofsky’s programs are based.
Eric Lefkofsky was born September 2, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School. His net worth, as of February 2017, was $1.97 billion. Apart from being co-founder and CEO of Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky is also a founding partner of Lightbank, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings.
He established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This is a private charitable foundation that enhances the lives in the communities served. He serves as a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Museum of Science, The Art Institute of Chicago and World Business of Chicago. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, as well as an author of Accelerated Disruption and learn more about Eric.
In December of 2010, Google reportedly offered $6 billion for Groupon. The offer was, however, turned down possibly because of the regulatory scrutiny the deal might face and www.forbes.com/profile/eric-lefkofsky.