Cancer is a life-threatening health condition that affects the human body. Experts are continuously researching about the cure of the disease. Erick Lefkofsky, the celebrated CEO of Tempus, is currently working with the company to identify the right treatment for cancer.
The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program or SEER analyzed the presence of cancer from 1975 to 2013. The research was conducted to analyze 740,990 persons to identify patients with cancer. The program indicated that 25 percent of the persons were older adults with above 65 years and 11 percent of the younger adults had cancer in the past.
The occurrence of cancer among the patients was based on age and incident cancer type. Patients with incident cancer were grouped into three sections: first, second order in the similar cancer site, and second order in a different site. From 2009 to 2013, experts analyzed 765 843 to identify the number of patients with incident cancers. The findings of the research showed that 141,021 patients out of 765,843 had a second order cancer.
The number of cancer survivors is gradually increasing, but they are excluded from clinical trials of cancer and observational studies. The program was important for recognizing cancer survivors and understanding their survivorship mechanism to advance clinical trials, observational studies, and patient experience.
Insights of Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is the current CEO and esteemed co-founder of the renowned technology company specialized in creating the right infrastructure for curing cancer: Tempus. He is also the co-founder of the prestigious international e-commerce marketplace: Groupon. Eric has co-founded companies including Echo Global Logistics and Uptake Technologies.
The Achievements of Eric Lefkofsky
Eric established the Lefkofsky Foundation with his wife to support educational and charitable organization globally. He also participates in several boards of directors including the Museum of Science and Industry and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Erica is an academic scholar with a Juris Doctor from the famed University of Michigan Law School. He serves as an assistant professor at the world-class University of Chicago as well as an astute author of Accelerated Disruption.