Cancer Research

Things you should know about the famous Dr. David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi has been a medicine enthusiast all his life. He is the current Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is an Iranian who was displaced after the Revolution in Iran in 1979. Accompanied by his brother, Dr. David Samadi moved to Belgium. They spent six months there and they went through a lot of challenges.

Luckily, David and his brother got a chance to go to Northern London. In 1984, they went to America as immigrants and found a home away from home. Although their parents were not there to keep tabs on their actions, the two brothers worked hard to fulfill their parents’ expectations. Dr. David Samadi’s dream to become a doctor was still alive. He attended high school in Roslyn, New York. He did very well in science and joined Stony Broke University where he studied Biochemistry. He was among the best students. In 1994, he acquired his Master’s Degree from S.U.N.Y, Stony Broke, New York.

Dr. David went to Montefiore Medical Center where he underwent Urology Training. In 1996, he went to Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he completed his training. In 2001, he went to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York to do his proctology oncology fellowship. He was helped by Professor Claude Abbou to complete his robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship in 2002. This was held at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil in Paris, France. David’s career had a strong foundation that earned him more respect in the field.

Dr. Samadi has thrived in his career. He is the most trusted urologist in the world today. David was on the frontline in using the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy or RALP. This procedure is used to treat men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He has been approved to diagnose and treat urologic diseases such as prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and other related diseases.

He joined Medical Advisory Board at PinnacleCare International. He is the Director and founder of Mount Sinai’s Robotic Fellowship Program. He is also an author and his articles have been published in major magazines including Journal of Robotic Surgery, Urologic Oncology, and Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons among others. In these articles, he educates people on issues regarding urological diseases. Dr. Samadi has done his surgeries successfully and he hopes to help many men access diagnosis, treatment, and therapy easier.

Chicago Based Philanthropist Eric Lefkofsky, Looking to Developing the Future

Cancer research is in need of an update. The co-founder of Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky, pointed out a significant flaw in how cancer research is compiled and viewed. There was a significant need to develop a solution for the problem of missing data. The biggest issue for concern, was simply that clinics, researchers, and physicians are unable to communicate all of the data surrounding cancer patients and treatment success. If information relating treatments, verification of information, and other critical data was available to researchers, better solutions for treating cancer could be realized.

Tempus was created to help close the communication gap. If researchers had the ability to see the intersection of unique patient attributes, and how these relate to medication success, and specific cancer types, more progress could be made with cancer research. Tempus was founded because cancer had hit close to home for Eric Lefkofsky. His wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. When this occurred, Eric saw the immense need to change how data is collected and shared, in order to improve cancer research and treatments.

Eric Lefkofsky has been seen by some as a serial entrepreneur. Not only is he the co-founder of Tempus, but he also co-founded Groupon, and Lightbank, a venture capital firm. He is very passionate about philanthropy. Eric and his wife developed a charitable trust which focuses on supporting scientific, charitable, educational organizations, and causes around the world, according to The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a platform to support the arts, medical research, technology, and human rights. There has been significant monetary support toward education initiatives within the Chicago area. Eric has also made a point for the foundation to give to his alma mater, The University of Michigan.

Eric attended The University of Michigan, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He received his JD at The University of Michigan Law School. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky serves as a Trustee for institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and is the Chairman of Trustees for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.