Dr. Jennifer Flemming, a clinician scientist with the Kingston General Hospital Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at Queen's University is conducting groundbreaking studies into chronic liver disease.
Addressing the silent burden of liver disease
Chronic liver diseases are steadily growing conditions, estimated to affect one in 10 Canadians. The most common chronic liver disease is Hepatitis C (HCV), estimated to infect 1 out of every 100 Canadians. Most chronic liver diseases are “silent”, attacking the liver for decades without symptoms until revealing themselves through end-stage liver diseases such as cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer.