The biggest defense against cancer is knowledge. The fact is that cancer invades the body in many different ways. No two people are alike in how cancer affects them. Eric Lefkosky understands the complexity of cancer and how it tends to mimic healthy cells. Lefkosky founded Tempus Labs to improve the way cancer diagnosis is handled. He believes that knowledge is power. The more data you can get about cancer treatments and options the better informed you are. The problem is that data is still scattered and there is no central area to access needed data. Tempus Labs resolves this problem.
Personalizing care is an important component according to Lefkofsky. The information gathering process Tempus enacts with leading healthcare organizations and NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers provide physicians and other medical personnel the tools they need to serve their patients. This process provides a recognizable pattern and record of patient responses to treatment. This helps patients improve their odds of beating cancer.
His work with Tempus Labs is only part of what he does. Eric Lefkofsky provides monetary support for education and the arts. He and his wife are actively involved in Chicago area artistic venues and educational venues through their Lefkofsky Family Foundation. His foundation supports the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. The main purpose of the foundation is to promote arts, education, human rights, medicine, and culture initiatives.
Lefkofsky is very social media savvy with experience in e-commerce and technology. He has expertise in marketing which helps in promoting his work through Tempus Labs. He also has a firm grasp of print and promotional solutions. His experience with an analytics program has provided him with needed information to gather data into a centralized hub.
Lefkofsky’s roots are in Chicago where he teaches at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. His philanthropic endeavors have helped the community at large. He is a big fan of education and believes that education is key to succeeding in life.
The healthcare technology industry has benefited greatly from Lefkofsky’s work with Tempus Labs.
Learn More: lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/
The team at Sussex Healthcare has always been dedicated to providing quality care to the senior adults residing in their residential facilities. This organization recently enhanced their staff with the addition of a new CEO. Amanda Morgan-Taylor was officially appointed to this position in January. Proving herself to be dedicated to the organization’s mission, she immediately set to work familiarizing herself with everything associated with the services provided at each residential facility, which is no small task considering they have 20 homes in various locations across east and west Sussex.
One of the jobs the new CEO of Sussex Healthcare will need to complete will be the appointment of a new Director of Quality, Compliance and Service Improvement. As someone who has worked in the fields of health and social care, Amanda Morgan-Taylor brings more than 30 years of experience to her role as Chief Executive Officer for Sussex Healthcare. In 1984, she began her career as a mental health nurse, which gave her the foundation she needed to to eventually step into positions of leadership, which included becoming a Director of Quality Management herself.
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Sussex Healthcare provides a wide range of services to their residents. These are designed to address the physical, mental and social needs senior adults often have. Their staff of trained professionals offer care for seniors with neurological conditions, autism, learning disabilities, dementia and Alzheimer’s. They also offer audiology services that includes everything from hearing assessments to the proper fitting of hearing aids. To help encourage and improve physical activity in residents, this organization recently opened a full size gym complete with hydrotherapy pools and an underwater treadmill.
The experience Amanda Morgan-Taylor has had with various independent care providers has earned her a reputation as someone who delivers on what she sets forth for high quality standards in care and support. Her appointment to the position of CEO at Sussex Healthcare is evidence of the type of high standards the organization itself is committed to attaining. In her new role she will be visiting with residents and staff members at all of the current facilities. This is just one step in the practices taken on the part of the team at Sussex Healthcare to ensure all of their facilities deliver the type of superior quality care their residents deserve.
Visit sussexhealthcare.org for more information about Sussex Healthcare.
Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate a few weeks ago made a public announcement revealing that he had undergone prostate surgery following a slow-growing tumor which his doctors had diagnosed him with last year.
We recently got a chance to speak to Dr. David Samadi about prostate cancer and Mitt Romney’s case. Dr. Samadi is currently the Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also the professor of Urology at Hofstra School of medicine. During our interview with him, he shed light on various issues regarding Mitt Romney’s prognosis.
The first thing he talked about is that prostate cancer develops in older men. It is estimated that six out of ten who are 65 years and above suffer from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is not common for men aged 40 and below. Most men are however diagnosed at the age of 66. Mitt Romney is currently 70 years.
Surgery and Radiation
According to Dr. Samadi, when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, he has to choose a specific type of treatment either radiation or surgery. “As a urologist, it is my practice to always take the patient through all the pros and cons of both treatments and allow them to make an informed decision” commented Dr. David Samadi. Studies have however shown that prostate cancer victims who opt for surgery treatment do well compared to those who opt for radiation.
Dr. Samadi says that he has several reasons as to why he would recommend surgery over radiation. He says that the likelihood of patients treated with surgery dying is lower compared to prostate cancer patients treated with radiation. Secondly, he says that men who are treated with radiation have likely to expose themselves to secondary cancer such as rectal or bladder cancer as a result of radiation side effects.
Race for the U.S Senate
Most political analysts view Romney’s announcement as an indication that he would run for Utah Senatorial seat which will soon be vacated by the current occupant, Orrin Hatch. It is also worth noting that Romney isn’t the first politician to make public his cancer treatment status.
Former Secretary of State, Collin Powel also underwent surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical center to remove his prostate gland in 2003. Besides, in 2002 while running for the post of president, John Kerry was told by his doctors that he was suffering from prostate cancer. He was treated with surgery and got healed.
Dr. David Samadi’s Social Media: www.youtube.com/user/RoboticOncology