A recent analysis by the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program revealed that more than half a million persons who are newly diagnosed with cancer are survivors of prior cancer. This places a lot emphasis on the need to understand the nature and effects of prior cancer. There are various reasons why this is important:
To improve the Results of the Disease
Patients with prior cancer do not always get the best medical attention. More often than not, they are never involved in any clinical trials. The world knows little about their treatment or what they need to survive and lead a better life. By the time they are diagnosed with cancer, the disease is close or already in its late stages.
To avoid Research Misinterpretation
Most researchers have inadequate knowledge and understanding about prior cancer. This causes them to misinterpret information and facts about patients suffering from the disease. Mostly, their experiences are described in an untrue manner. Understanding prior cancer can help researchers provide facts about them, not assumptions.
Patients with cancer need the right medical treatment for their survival. Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur who stepped in to fight cancer. He co-founded Tempus, a technological company that created an operating system that is specifically designed to battle cancer.
Tempus focuses on building infrastructure that modernizes the treatment of cancer. It assists medical professionals to provide personalized treatment decisions. The company works with patients suffering from of all types of cancer, ranging from breast cancer to pancreatic cancer.
Lefkofsky is more than the CEO of Tempus. He works together with his wife, Liz Lefkofsky, to conduct cancer research through their foundation Lefkofsky Family Foundation.
The Lefkofsky Foundation
The foundation’s primary interest is to improve the lives of the people around them. This charitable trust supports scientific, educational and philanthropic organizations. It has funded more than fifty organizations since it was started in 2006.
Eric Lefkofsky has expressed unbelievable interest in helping those around him. He heads Tempus, a company that focuses on helping cancer patients to battle the deadly disease. Most of them are survivors of prior cancer who are barely involved in clinical trials. Understanding prior cancer can help to improve their experiences and the disease’s outcome.