Dr. Heltsley with Richard Simpson

Precision medicine, Markey collaboration delivers hope to Bowling Green patient

After a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis, Bowling Green resident Richard Simpson found out he was a candidate for a new treatment that targeted the rare genetic mutation in his tumor. Simpson has had a remarkable recovery — the medication effectively eliminated his tumor within three months. His treatment at a Markey network hospital meant he could get the latest in precision medicine, closer to home.