Eric Lefkofsky Breast Cancer Initiative

Breast cancer patients have a reason to smile after a cancer fighting startup founded by Eric Lefkofsky affirmed that it would give crucial cancer treatment data to doctors at the University of Chicago. According to a report published on on March 16, 2017 the Chicago based research firm Tempus said it will partner with UC medicine to offer molecular sequencing and analysis to the medical school specialists. The partnership will allow doctors to come up with more effective and personalized treatment regimen for breast cancer.

The data, which will be sought from 1,000 victims of breast cancer, will also help uncover patterns of patient responsiveness to cancer treatment.According to Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, a professor at UC, department of medicine and human genetics and dean of global health, the information comes at a crucial time since there is scarcity in breast cancer information. This is in spite of the fact that breast cancer is among the most common types of cancer. He added that the data from Tempus will help doctor’s narrow take a more targeted and better informed approach. Because the machines used by Tempus are trained to use and relay machine language and genomic sequencing, a fact that will make it easy for doctors to make real-time personalized treatment decisions. Tempus hopes to build the largest clinically annotated breast cancer molecular data set.

About Eric Lefkofsky

Eric is an entrepreneur, best-known as the founder of and CEO of the tech entity, Tempus. According to, Eric Lefkofsky is also the founding partner of Lightbank, a VC that targets disruptive technology, and Chairman of the NASDAQ listed Groupon. Tempus is involved in various research initiatives to treat breast cancer as evident in the development of a breast cancer operating system.

Groupon, on the other hand, is a global scale e-commerce marketplace for various products. Eric Lefkofsky is also the Co-Founder of Integrated media procurement technology company Mediaocean; logistic outsourcing firm, Echo Global Logistics and print provider Inner Workings. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Eric established Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006 to support various philanthropic efforts.