Cancer is The Latest Target for Groupon Founder Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky has spent much of his adult life chasing the American dream in the form of business and financial success, but the diagnosis of his wife with a form of breast cancer led to the Groupon founder stepping outside his comfort zone and into the field of medical research. After the diagnosis of his wife, Eric Lefkofsky was left shocked by the level of cancer in the U.S., estimated 14.5 million people living with a form of the disease in 2014 with an expected growth rate to 19 million by 2024.

What initially shocked Eric Lefkofsky about the medical field was the lack of dedicated integration between electronic health records held at different medical locations; addressing this issue was one of the first tasks for Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus company as new software has been developed allowing physicians and medical professionals to explore the different notes being produced each and every day by medical professionals involved in the treatment of cancer patients. Eric Lefkofsky and his Tempus brand are also looking to push forward the many different options open patients and medical professionals in completing genome testing and mapping, a technology identified as playing a key role in the development of new treatments for cancers. The lowering costs of genome mapping have resulted in Tempus looking to create new software allowing physicians to learn about treatments plans begun with patients in different locations and learn more about Eric.

As the founder of Groupon, Eric Lefkofsky has been involved in the development of many different business and technology projects that have come out of his various business activities that have led to him becoming an adjunct professor of business at the University of Chicago. Despite becoming a successful business leader across many different fields, the University of Michigan Law School graduate began his career as a legal expert before finding success with his Groupon brand and more information click here.

A popular philanthropist, Eric Lefkofsky is one of the original signatories of “The Giving Pledge“, a pledge made by many billionaires to use the majority of their personal fortunes to aid philanthropic good causes around the world.

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