One of the biggest dreams that the medical fraternity of the 21st century harbors is that they will manage to treat and if possible eliminate of cancer completely this century. Many companies and initiatives have been set up towards the achievement of this goal. One of the most active of these is the Tempus Initiative that was started by Eric Lefkosky. The Tempus initiative hopes to make positive use of technology in creating applications that make cancer management simple and more importantly, affordable.
Eric hails from South Field in Michigan. His beginnings were very humble, owing to the fact that his mother was a Sunday school teacher and his father was an engineer. He grew up and schooled in Michigan all the way to the end of high school. Then, he joined the University of Michigan as a law student. Despite the fact that he was studying law, Eric had a passion for entrepreneurship and soon enough, he had invested in a company which sold upholstery. The company, which he founded in conjunction with a friend, came to be known as Brandon Apparel. The capital that was used in the establishment of the company was borrowed from family and friends.
His enterprise did not stop there because after a few years, he started a second business which came to be known as Inner workings. The main role of this company was to provide procurement services to small and medium scale enterprises. The company picked well and had their initial public offer at the stock exchange in 2012. When he was working with this company, he started a third business by the name of echo global statistics. This company was also quite successful and has been listed under NASDAQ since 2006.
The ideals behind Tempus Creation
Eric Lefkosky always believed that there is no better way to deal with fatal diseases such as cancer than genetic profiling. This is the idea that he had in mind when he started tempus. The profiling model is such that sick patients are analyzed and the characteristics that are specific to them established. When the medical experts are treating the sickness, they will only use the treatments that are specific to the needs of these patients according to their genetics. Using Tempus apps, the Doctors will know that a treatment will not work long before it makes any further negative impact on the patient’s life. Lefkosky is also a board member at the Chicago Children’s Hospital.