Tempus And University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center announce joint effort to customize treatment for cancer patients

by Mark Desky
January 17, 2017

Tempus, a technology company focused on helping doctors personalize cancer care, and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center have joined together to improve research and healthcare by making genomic data, advanced molecular analysis and clinical decision support tools available to the hospital's researchers, physicians and healthcare providers.

As part of the new collaboration, Tempus will provide genomic and transcriptomic sequencing and analysis for ovarian and triple negative breast cancer patients. Tempus will help physicians analyze these data sets to identify patterns and potentially actionable treatments by utilizing bioinformatics and its machine learning platform.

"Over the last couple of decades, technology has transformed much of our daily lives and it is time we bring these advances into the clinic," said Eric Lefkofsky, Co-founder and CEO of Tempus. "As we work to modernize cancer care, we are proud to bring the Tempus operating system and analytics platform to UH Seidman Cancer Center, empowering its physicians to make data-driven decisions tailored to its patients."

UH Seidman Cancer Center, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University­ – one of 45 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the U.S. designated by the National Cancer Institute. UH Seidman Cancer Center, which opened a 120-bed freestanding cancer hospital in 2011, is dedicated to innovative treatments and leading-edge clinical research through more than 300 ongoing studies aimed at cancer treatment and prevention.

"At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we are committed to innovation and staying on top of the latest treatment protocols and advanced decision-support tools that can assist our physicians," said Stanton L. Gerson, Director of UH Seidman Cancer Center and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. "We are pleased to partner with Tempus, a company that shares our commitment to innovation and bringing the power of technology into clinic."

Tempus provides sequencing and analysis for top academic centers, hospital systems, associations, and healthcare providers.

About Tempus:

Tempus is a technology company that is building the world's largest library of molecular and clinical data and an operating system to make that data accessible and useful. We enable physicians to deliver personalized cancer care for patients through our interactive analytical and machine learning platform. We provide genomic sequencing services and analyze molecular and therapeutic data to empower physicians to make real-time, data-driven decisions. Our goal is for each patient to benefit from the treatment of others who came before by providing physicians with tools that learn as we gather more data. For more information, visit tempus.com and follow us on Facebook (Tempus Labs) and Twitter (@TempusLabs). For more information on Eric Lefkofsky, visit lefkofsky.com.

About University Hospitals:

Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of over 1 million patients per year through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices in 15 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system's flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland's University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, dermatology, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including "America's Best Hospitals" from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at UH – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is the second largest employer in northern Ohio with 26,000 employees. For more information, go to UHhospitals.org.

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