Dr James Jett in conversation with Adam M Hill. 'Extra Time' podcast.

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19 Jan 2021

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Dr James Jett & Dr Adam M Hill

Adam talks to Dr James Jett, a leader in the field of pulmonology whose career spans more than four decades. Jim was Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic for almost 30 years before joining the National Jewish in Denver, Colorado. Jim was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology for almost 10 years and additionally has served in journal review and editorial activities for numerous medical publications, including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Cancer, Chest and The New England Journal of Medicine. Jim now works with Biodesix, in Colorado as their Chief Medical Officer where he continues to support work in lung cancer.

Jim talks about the advances that he has seen in lung cancer over his career and what he is most optimistic about in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. He also talks about what impact COVID-19 has had on the healthcare system in the US, what long term impact it might on the early detection of cancer and what silver linings he has observed in the pandemic cloud.

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The vaccines from start to finish are ready within a one-year time period. That's never happened in my professional lifetime.

Dr James Jett