Erik Lefkofsky on the Forefront of Effective Cancer Treatment

The fight to cure cancer has been an ongoing battle in our society for decades. In 2014, The National Cancer Institute estimates that 14.5 million US citizens were fighting the disease, a number that is predicted to reach 19 million by 2024. Though, thanks to inviduals like Erik Lefkofsky and companies like Tempus, those battling cancer do not have to do it alone and can count on these individuals and companies who are continually trying to improve their care.

Erik Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus with the objective to transform they way individuals faced with cancer receive treatment. Everyday advances are being made in how cancer is both diagnosed and treated. Tempus has been leading the way in precision medicine, pioneering the way that patient information is taken and analyzed. By creating models that incorporates some of the most important data in a patients care, physician notes, this model comes equipped with natural language processing and character recognition making it so that all data collected on a patient is specific to their individual cases, significantly improving the effectiveness of finding the right treatment course.

Erik Lefkofsky, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, has had an intimate relationship with cancer when him and his wife first founded Tempus as his wife’s sister passed away from it, and it was only later that his wife as well was diagnosed with breast cancer. The effort in revolutionizing the way those battling cancer receive their care is an objective that has had personal meaning to Lefkofsky.

Lefkofsky has found himself successful in many of his endeavors and investments in technological advances that have potential to improve the future for all, but it is in his feats of aiding those who are caring for a loved with cancer or who are fighting the disease themselves, that demonstrates the mark that Lefkofsky is trying to make, a stronger tomorrow.

Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble Dating App Is All About Women

Bumble Dating App, Founded by Whitney Wolfe, is a life saver for ambitious women. It lets them make the first move instead of waiting around to get chosen.

In Bumble, it is the man who has to wait- he can’t communicate to a woman unless she reaches out first. The app not only encourages women to make the first move, it also pushes them to do it in 24 hours before a match disappears. This takes off the pressure from men who are expected to make the first move in most dating. It also reduces aggression of men who are on the site as they get flattered when they get chosen rather than angry when rejected.

How Bumble compares to Tinder

Whitney Wolfe was inspired to create Bumble after negative dating experiences. Bumble resembles Tinder in some ways such as allowing users to swipe left for no and right for yes on profile of people that they like.

If there is mutual interest, the users are notified. The major difference is that the Bumble app allows only women to start the communication.

Whitney Wolfe, who also Co Founded Tinder, explains that she created Bumble to provide a safe online space for women looking for partners. This is an alternative for women who don’t like Tinder due to the large number of perverts on the App. Stories of women getting vulgar messages, pictures of crotches or sexist comments are increasingly becoming common. Some men in Tinder won’t swipe women over the age of 29 or those of particular races. This has caused low self esteem and dissatisfaction with looks in some users.

How Bumble Started

Whitney Wolfe, an Anti-Bullying Advocate has always been concerned about social media bullying. She notes that young girls are particularly facing pressure on apps and other social platforms.

For this reason, Whitney Wolfe planned to start a social networking App for young girls after leaving Tinder.

Andrew Andreev, her current Bumble partner, also had the same idea. He reached out to her and proposed that they start Bumble together since she had experience designing dating Apps. Although the company is currently 100 percent feminist, Whitney Wolfe encourages equality.

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