What the Startup, Tempus by Eric Lefkofsky Hopes To Accomplish in Breast Cancer Patients

Eric Lefkofsky owns the startup company, Tempus, which mostly specializes with collecting and interpreting data from cancer patients. The latest partner to join the venture is the University of Chicago. The university has pledged doctors while Tempus provides the space and the amenities to make the molecular sequencing and analysis possible.

Tempus is a Data Mining Hub

Independent scientists working in different locales might end up taking months to analyze all that data and be on the same page. Thanks to the groundbreaking algorithms powering the innovation by Tempus, however, the researchers now have a simpler route. Computers make out patterns in a matter of microseconds. The findings are then used to come up with personalized care and management plan for breast cancer patients.

Too Much Information, Everywhere

Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade says that research efforts often get thwarted by the absence of a single database containing all the info and stats about all the patients who’ve been diagnosed with particular cancer. Dr. Olopade is the dean School of Medicine, at the University of Chicago. The end-goal of the association with Tempus will be to bring the world’s largest clinical database of breast cancer molecular research.

About Tempus

The health-related startup appeared in 2006. The facilities are endowed with cutting-edge machines which utilize AI technology to process the Metadata derived from their studies. The research firm is housed in the same properties other successful companies by Eric like Drivin, Groupon and Lightbank used to be in. The establishment also collaborates with other prestigious research institutes like The Mayo Clinic, Cancer department of Northwestern University, University of Michigan and the Medical Center at Rush University. Eric Lefkofsky also co-founded Uptake Technologies and Mediaocean tech companies.


Exactly eleven years ago, Eric together with the wife, Liz, started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. These were a private organization created to serve a multitude of charitable acts and deeds. Top of the benefices list of Eric’s foundation is the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

British Teen Googles Cancer Symptoms, but Doctors Ignore Her

The medical system appears to be improving with all the latest in tech equipment and breakthroughs in medicine, so then why was Bronte Donyne, a 19-year-old British teenager allowed to die last week? She had been diagnosed and treated for cancer several years ago, but lately something just didn’t feel right to her, so she began Goggling her symptoms.

Her search led her to believe that the cancer had returned, but her physicians told her to quit Goggling and listen to them; she was fine. This went on for 16 long months, as Bronte struggled with an aggressive cancer that was not being diagnosed in the medical community reports the cellphone service FreedomPop. Finally, she was admitted into the hospital. The doctors could do nothing for her by that time, and she died 10 days later.

By this time, the disease had become too aggressive for any usual cancer treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

The physician was rude to Bronte’s parents when they were in the hospital, and all the Nottingham University Hospital’s medical director could say was “Sadly, there is nothing we can do.” Where has the compassion for human suffering gone in the world and why? There was no reason for this teen’s death, and the hospital is blaming it on the Internet and Google. In reality, it was probably her own determination that kept her alive as long as she was.