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A New Approach to Cancer


For people who feel very strongly about a certain cause, they will do anything they can to advocate for that cause. One of those causes is cancer. Most people have been, or know someone that has been, affected by cancer in some way. The treatments for fighting this disease have improved greatly over the past few decades. There is no cure yet, but there are people continuing to search for one. One of those people is Eric Lefkofsky.

Eric Lefkofsky was born and raised in Michigan and is the son of a structural engineer and a school teacher. Eric attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1991. He then went on to the University of Michigan Law School where he graduated two years later. After graduating, Eric Lefkofsky and his business partner ventured into the business world.

Through the years, Eric and his business partner started up and were involved with many businesses in a variety of industries. One of the companies Eric created and was an investor in became a huge success. That company was Groupon. Groupon continues to grow and was given the title of being the fastest growing company in history.

In 2016, Eric Lefkofksy co-founded his current company, Tempus. Tempus.com is a technology company, and they have created a system that helps in the battle against cancer. The benefit of this machine is that doctors can give their cancer patients personalized care. They are able to create a treatment plan based on current information about each patient’s body.

Blood and tissue samples are taken from a patient and sent off to be analyzed. The RNA and DNA sequencing are reviewed to see if there are any gene mutations. A comparison is done between normal cells and cancer cells. The results are then sent back to the doctors, and the doctors have real-time data about each patient. More on http://www.lightbank.com/team/eric-lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is doing what he can to help in the battle against cancer. His machine is a new approach to an old idea, and only time will tell what this machine can really do.

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