Eric Lefkofsky Partners With the University of Chicago in Battling Breast Cancer

Comprehensive treatment for breast cancer has evaded health specialists for decades. What could be the reason for this situation? What has not been done in spite of billions of dollars used in research and treatment? Fortunately, Tempus, a cancer-fighting startup from Groupon founder Erick Lefkofsky has discovered the gap and come up with a solution.Tempus has observed that despite the rising number of deaths from breast cancer, its data collection, storage and use has remained minimal. Effective treatment of breast cancer calls for past records on how it starts, the interventions carried out and its prognosis.

Cancer is an abnormal growth and proliferation of cells. For effective treatment, it is important to study the molecular cell abnormalities and genetic mutation that make cancer cells unresponsive to chemotherapy. This study phase has been conducted by many research centers and hospitals. Unfortunately, the studies and research data have remained in individual research centers and hospitals.Tempus has come out to remedy this situation. The organization plans to break this individual approach in breast cancer treatment by introducing an operating system for cancer patients. Tempus, in partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine, will analyze the data in this platform from the over 1,000 breast cancer patients. The data collected and analyzed will assist doctors and researchers in uncovering the patterns that can predict how patients will respond to treatment.

 Cancer treatment presents a challenge as it requires targeted therapy of the cancerous cells. Besides, the constant mutations and individual genetic makeup further complicate the treatment regimen. To overcome this hindrance, Tempus uses machines learning and genomic sequencing to help physicians in making real-time personalized treatment judgments.To help in realizing this patient focused treatment dubbed Precision Promise trial, Tempus has been selected by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCan) to utilize its technology in supporting this revolutionary effort.

Erick Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, the technological company that has built an operating system to battle cancer. He has a degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School. He is the author of Accelerated Disruption and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago.Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Lightbank and Uptake Technologies. Together with his wife, Liz, they have established Lefkofsky Family Foundation to assist disadvantaged communities.

Capitol Anesthesiology Association’s Contributions To Administering Safe Anesthesia

Capitol Anesthesiology Association (CAA) is an independent practice for the physicians with specialties in anesthesiology. The Texas-based practice comprises of over 80 physicians and 130 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetics (CRNAs). CAA has well-trained physicians (MDs) in various fields of anesthesia including obstetric, cardiothoracic, and pediatric anesthesiology. The physicians practicing at the association require the certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology during their period of work.

The operations at CAA

The MDs and the CRNAs at Capitol Anesthesiology Association provide a safe anesthesiology experience to over 20 medical facilities in greater Austin Area. The administrative staff at CAA works hand in hand with anesthesia personnel and insurance companies to run a smooth billing process. Capitol Anesthesiology Association focuses on providing anesthesia services for the pain alleviation before, during, and after surgery.

Types of Anesthesia

The different types of anesthesia available include the general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and local/monitored anesthesia. The CRNAs administer general anesthesia in an extensive surgery that requires the patients to be unconscious. The regional/local anesthesia alleviates pain on a small part of the body, for example, an arm, leg, or lower part of the abdomen. The local anesthesia controls pain during the operations on the small areas of soft tissues. Other types of anesthesia used by CAA include pediatric, obstetric, cardiovascular, and thoracic anesthesia.

Philanthropy

Capitol Anesthesiology Association is a great supporter of different non-profit based organizations in Austin. Groups that they have previously worked with in the past include Austin Smiles, Dell Children’s Surgical Global Outreach, Eels on Wheels, Operation Smile, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Family Eldercare, and Partnerships for Children.