Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and chair of Tempus Labs whose goal is to increase treatment options for patients living with cancer. Consequently, Tempus Labs liaises with healthcare professionals, scientists, and researchers to ensure data that can improve the effectiveness of patient care and treatment is readily available for use by physicians and clinicians. Having access to a searchable database empowers physicians and assists them in the analysis of molecular and clinical information so cancer treatment can be individualized on a patient-by-patient basis. In one of his published articles, Lefkofsky stated, “Healthcare, as an industry, is ripe for technological disruption. The potential for positive impact, particularly in the area of cancer care, is both enormous and imminent.” Tempus Labs is “disrupting” healthcare by revolutionizing cancer care through genomic sequencing.
As a leader in biotechnology, Tempus Labs is a successful startup. Established in 2015, Tempus Labs has received more than $200 million in funding from contributors like New Enterprise Associates, Revolution Growth, Kinship Trust Company, and T. Rowe Price Associates, a fund adviser. A recent infusion in investment dollars boosted the valuation of Tempus Labs to $1.1 billion. With this milestone, Tempus Labs earned the title “unicorn,” a term that defines a startup with a valuation of more than $1 billion. This accomplishment is rare since the majority of startups fail within 4-5 years.
Along with his wife, Liz, Eric has extended his community support and outreach through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation (LFF), a charitable foundation dedicated to philanthropy. The goal of LFF mirrors the purpose of Tempus Labs, namely, “enhancing the quality of human life” which it does particularly in education, human rights, medicine, arts, and culture. In the area of education, LFF partners with the Academy of Urban School Leadership, the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute, the Chicago Public Schools, After School Matters, and Teach for America, to develop tomorrow’s leaders today.
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Mitt Romney recently announced that last summer he underwent surgery to treat a slow-growing tumor found in his prostate. Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital published an article to clarify for readers the implications of getting diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to Dr. David Samadi, when the cancer is still localized within the prostate, so it hasn’t metastasized and spread to other parts of the body, the prognosis for the patient is excellent, depending on the treatment option they choose.
Men with localized prostate cancer can have their prostates removed by surgery or they can undergo radiation treatment. They must choose. Radiation therapy uses targeted radiation to attempt to kill all the cancer cells. Dr. David Samadi always advises these patients to remove their prostate. Because all the cancer cells are in the prostate, they are entirely removed along with the prostate. The success rate for the patients who have their prostates removed by surgery is close to 100%. According to studies, men who receive the radiation therapy have twice the death rate. And, according to the studies, they are one-and-a-half times more likely sooner than the men who choose the surgery.
Dr. David Samadi mentions another possible consequence of receiving radiation therapy that is not known by many people. Radiation is a known carcinogen. That is, radiation causes cancer. And this is just as true of the radiation therapy used to treat cancer. Every exposure to radiation raises the patient’s risk of developing other tumors. Men receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer have an increased risk of cancers of the bladder and rectum, and even of developing more prostate cancer in the future. Also, it’s difficult to perform prostate surgery after radiation therapy. If the man receives radiation instead of surgery and later discovers the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, the chance of surviving for five or more years drops to 30%.
In 2007, Dr. David Samadi went to work at Mt Sinai School of Medicine. He became their Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. by 2012 he earned $6.7 million, the highest-paid doctor in New York City. A year later, he moved to Lenox Hill Hospital where he is also the Chief of Robotic Surgery. He belongs to the American Medical Association and the American Urological Association. He attracts attention to his practice by appearing in the media more than most doctors.
Unlike most care homes, Sussex Health Care is not a care facility that tries to lock their residents inside the care home. Sussex Health Care is known for giving their residents options, freedom, and independence. Sussex Health Care’s residents are welcomed to create social lives for themselves while they are living in the care home. Sussex Health Care is dedicated to continue to build the confidence and the quality of lives for their patients while living inside the care home. Sussex Health Care even allows their patients to receive therapy and rehabilitation services from Sussex Health Care while living in the comfort of their home.
All of these flexible accommodations from Sussex Health Care is what has helped them become the best over the years. Sussex Health Care has recently created a new gym in the West Sussex area that has allowed the residents to begin to expand their independence and social lives even more. The reason for this is because the new gym allows residents of the local community who are elder to come into the gym and interact and work out with the residents of Sussex Health Care. This is a great option that many other care homes does not offer to their residents.
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In addition to being able to interact with other residents, elders will also to be able to enjoy several activities. Some of these activities include swimming in the new pool, attending many different kinds of exercise classes, and working out at their own pace as well. They are also able to complete any puzzles or to just hang out in the gym and watch their surroundings. This new gym offers all of the best equipment and options for seniors to have.
Sussex Health Care is an independent care home. The care home has been accredited by the United States Accreditation Services. This care home has been around for more than 25 years now and they have been awarded several times for all of their great works. Sussex Health Care provides services for the elder, people with mental and learning disabilities, elders with dementia and Alzheimer’s and many other conditions as well. Overall, Sussex Health Care is the best health care facilities in the United Kingdom.