A Billionaire Chooses A New Fight
Eric Lefkofsky has done well for himself over the course of his life. Thanks to smart investments and numerous start ups he has founded, Lefkofsky currently has a net worth of more than $1 billion. He doesn’t hoard his wealth or hesitate to help others in need with his wealth. In fact, Lefkofsky has set a new goal for himself. With the help of Big Data analytics, he wants to finally put an end to cancer.
Big Data Paves A Way
The latest startup from Lefkofsky is Tempus. Designed with Big Data analytics in mind, Tempus helps physicians treat cancer patients by creating custom therapy solutions based around the unique genomic sequence of every person. One person, for instance, may have a weaker immune system than most patients. This would mean that Tempus would avoid recommending immunotherapy based cancer treatments because the patient would not do well. The ultimately end goal for all of this is to give patients the benefits of personalized medicine. Treating every patient with medicine designed specifically for each individual is the future of healthcare in America.
Commitment To The Greater Good
The career and life of Eric Lefkofsky has always involved finding ways to make life better for others. Much of his philanthropy work is centered around the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. With the assistance of his wife Liz Lefkofsky, he uses the foundation to help other hundreds of charities around the world doing everything from scientific research to humanitarian aid. However, the greatest area of interest for Lefkofsky is assisting children in need. Helping those who are unable to help themselves is the greatest value Lefkofsky holds, and helping children is essentially a way of building a brighter future.
A Bright Future Ahead
Entrepreneurship is a very difficult profession. In order to reach the point that he has, Lefkofsky had to make accurate predictions and act on them quickly. His latest mission, curing cancer, isn’t too easy either. However, his years of experience give him the perfect position to tackle cancer. He understands the power of Big Data and how Big Data has changed marketing and other areas of industry. He predicts a similar revolution will occur in medicine with the help of Big Data. If Eric Lefkofsky is proven right, we may witness an entirely new world of medicine in practice.