The Cancer and Chronic Disease Research Group covers four main broad research areas including:
- the management of chronic liver disease (e.g. cirrhosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), chronic hepatitis C) and hepatocellular carcinoma (the most common type of liver cancer)
- quality of life, supportive care needs and health literacy of patients with cirrhosis and liver cancer aimed at designing suitable interventions that may delay the natural progression of disease to cirrhosis complications and liver cancer
- epidemiology of chronic liver disease (e.g. cirrhosis, NAFLD, chronic hepatitis C, and liver cancer
- investigating the reasons for poorer health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with cirrhosis and liver cancer compared to other Australians.