Of the challenges with the current state of cancer treatment is that there is much more data available than any one doctor or even institution can keep track of by itself. Collating and assembling the wisdom of the medical crowd into a best practices for cancer treatment is the holy grail of oncology.
To that end, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America have partnered with AllScripts and NantHealth to launch Clinical Pathways, a comprehensive collection of the latest cancer care data. Using the platform, physicians and other healthcare professionals can access a wealth of treatment data from hospitals and other medical institutions across the United States. Clinical Pathways allows doctors to see the treatments with the best results and optimize outcomes and costs across a wide range of variables. This data helps patients, doctors and other interested parties examine the data and make the best possible decision.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a national network of five for-profit hospitals that specialize in cancer treatment. The first Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital was founded in 1988 after Richard J Stephenson’s mother died as the result of her cancer. He was unhappy with the treatment she received and became convinced there was a better way to tackle this terrible disease.
The company is now based in Boca Raton, Florida and has institutions in Illinois, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America also has offices in a number of countries in Europe and the Middle East, which can diagnose and funnel patients to the five American hospitals for treatment.
Eric Lefkofsky is has helped lead to the rise of the Tempus businesses and their data-enabling precision technology that allows precision medicine to help patients who are suffering from cancer or other similar conditions. Lefkofksky precision medicine is in growing demand as more than 40% of US adults facing some type of cancer diagnosis at some point and everyone knows someone who has fought a battle with cancer in their lifetime. The cancer institute says there were about 14.5 million people living with cancer in 2014. The figure is expected to rise to about 19 million by 2024, however, thanks to improvements in treatments prognosis for people with cancer is looking better than ever before as people like Lefkofsky pioneer medicine to help people win their battles with cancer.
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of the Tempus company which uses the latest technology to build operating systems that help people fighting cancer. He is also the founder of Lightbank which is venture fund that invests money in disruptive technologies. Lefkofsky also invests in several other companies that help contribute technology to his Tempus company and help fight against the cancers that they are trying to cancet treatment and find cures for.
He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and is the author of his own book the “Accelerated Disruption” where he talks about his work he does to fight cancer and how to disrupt the pattern of it growing in the human body with the technology we have today.