Eric Lefkofsky was left devastated when he found out that his wife is diagnosed with cancer. The experience made him realize that he should be working hard to combat the disease, and it is the reason why he established Tempus. The company is known worldwide because of its effort to look for a way on how to cure cancer. Eric Lefkofsky is changing the global approach in fighting the disease, because this time, he is taking it into the molecular and cellular level. Eric Lefkofsky created a database and a piece of software that is capable of storing huge amounts of medical data from patients who are suffering from cancer. Using the data that he received, he will be forwarding it to scientists around the world for them to study the data. Eric Lefkofsky is hoping that through the invention that he made, scientists from around the world would have more time to develop the long overdue cure for cancer.
In the past, oncologists are having a hard time in determining the cause of cancer in the patients that they are screening, but with the help from Tempus, this task has become easier. Eric Lefkofsy developed a technology that will be able to scan and map the whole body, and the success rate in determining which part of the body is developing cancer cells is nearly 100%. This is very important because the fight against cancer begins when it is still at an early age. Eric Lefkofsky also considered the fact that the medical information about the patients suffering from cancer are only compiled in their respective physician’s file desk, but with the technology developed by Tempus, each patient information can be saved in a gargantuan database that can store a lot of information.
Tempus has come a long way in combatting cancer. Aside from developing the equipment which would help the scientist in determining the origin of the cancer cells inside the body, Tempus is also responsible for the continuous lowering down of the price for the human genome sequencing process. In the past, patients had to pay millions for the procedure, but today, it only costs around $5,000.