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Changing the Face of Cancer with Eric Lefkosfky

Tempus Labs is a company based in Chicago that was created by Eric Lefkofsky. Lefkofsky created Tempus three years ago, but since then it has been viewed as one of the top ten startups in the health field. The company has already formed collaborations with many of the different National Cancer Institute’s centers for cancer in the country. Tempus provides services that have a variety of different tests for cancer. Patients also have the opportunity to have tumor, germline DNA, and biopsy services available to them. There are also services for tumor cells, pathology, and medical imaging.

Tempus Labs was also named one of the most groundbreaking technological companies in the country. Gene therapy and gene editing are two of the technologies that can be used for diseases that were considered untreatable in the past. Vivo manipulation was recently performed with a patient who was 44 years old. This patient had Hunter syndrome. They are still doing work with this patient to determine the outcome.

There is also a lot of research of different technology for skin cancer within the company. Scientists at Stanford have created a learning algorithm that has the ability to diagnose skin cancer in accordance with the abilities of the physician to spot and malignant and benign lesions a patient may have. There is also something called the KardiaBand which was recently developed. The KardiaBand is which diagnoses the atrial fibrillation through use of an ECG-apple watch. The technology was designed and created by AliveCor. AliveCor has recently gotten the approval to use an algorithm that can track the heart rate of a person which gives alerts to the person if there are outliers.

About Lefkofsky

Lefkosfky is the co-creator as well as the CEO of Tempus. Tempus has created a specialized system and technologies to try and battle cancer. He also founded Lightbank which is a venture fund in technologies that are disruptive. Eric Lefkosfky has also co-founded other companies such as Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, Innterworkis, and Groupon.

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