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Eric Lefkofsky’s Newest Innovation Battles Cancer With Computers

Healthcare Sector, US Health
"I don't like starting companies," says 47-year-old tech founder Eric Lefkofsky. But after his wife's battle with cancer, he felt he had no choice. The life-changing experience led him to found Tempus, a company that provides molecular data to doctors and may revolutionize the future cancer treatment. The idea was sparked by his dismay at discovering how little data was available to doctors when determining the best treatment for cancer patients. "I was amazed that we were giving better technology to truck drivers than we were giving doctors making life and death decisions," said Lefkofsky. Tempus is a completely self-funded company, employing a small army of tech experts, data scientists, and doctors whose ranks are swelling by the week. Together they have created a cutting-edge ope...