Liver injury due to medications is a serious problem and can lead to liver failure and/or interruption to other important therapies (such as cancer therapy). The new checkpoint inhibitors may cause severe liver injury in some patients. This project aims to give the BMedSc (Hons) student interested in Hepatology or Oncololgy, a chance to work with patients at risk of liver injury receiving checkpoint inhibitors for their cancer. The student will be involved in recruiting patients, processing blood samples and sending to research collaborators, collating the results, data analysis and writing up the results.
hepatitis, liver failure, drug induced liver injury, biomarkers, immunology
Eastern Health Clinical School
Masters by research
Top-up scholarship funding available
Department of Gastroenterology, Box Hill