Liver Injury and Cancer
Chronic liver damage affects up to 20 percent of Australians and results in significant ill health and fatality through the development of liver cancer and liver failure. Liver cancer is also one of the fastest growing and deadly diseases in Australia.
Professor Geoff McCaughan
Professor McCaughan is head of the Liver Injury and Cancer group at the Centenary Institute. Within this, he leads the Molecular Hepatology lab, the Liver Cell Biology lab and the research on Alcoholic Liver Disease.
Upon completion of his postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford in 1986 as a CJ Martin Fellow, he returned to Sydney where he developed the basic research program for the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital of which he is now the Director. His current research interests include the immunopathogenesis of human chronic liver disease, liver autoimmunity, liver transplant tolerance and molecular analysis of hepatitis C virus.
Centenary Institute has recruited one of the world’s most exciting teams of highly qualified researchers and specialist clinicians to find out what causes liver disease and how to control it.
Read Professor Geoff McCaughan's recent editorial in the Medical Journal of Australia saying that hepatitis C therapy is undergoing radical and rapid change.
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