Haematology

Blood cancers and related diseases primarily affect the bone marrow or blood cells (e.g lymphoma and leukaemia).

The Parkville Integrated Haematology Service is a unified department formed between Peter Mac and the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is the largest haematology service in the country. We provide evidence-based care for haematology patients from across Melbourne within eight specialised disease clusters, each led by a motivated and nationally recognised clinical leader in their area. Our department incorporates one of Australia's earliest and largest allogeneic transplantation services, and a comprehensive clinical trials program dedicated to developing new drugs, generating new data and bringing new therapies to our patients. We have a dynamic and very active translational research program that links the research labs of Peter Mac and our partners in the Parkville academic precinct to the research we do in the clinics.

We have clinician researchers with expertise in early-phase clinical trials as well as bringing new treatments from the bench to the bedside.

The director of the department is Prof. John Seymour, AM. Patient care within our service is delivered by specialised disease sub-streams with a dedicated leader and an expert multidisciplinary team focused and specialised in treating diseases that fall within each disease cluster, and may include opportunities for participation in clinical trials.

There are five haematology registrars on duty at any one time. Please see the relevant haematology cancer type page to find the details on contacting the registrar specific to your disease.

Our haematology nurse coordinators are specialised in specific haematological diseases. Please see the haematology cancer type page to find the details to contact your nurse coordinator.

Download the Parkville integrated haematology service brochure.

Haematology types

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Clinics

Clinics are run daily. For specific details see the tumour sites.

Clinical Trials

We also offer a broad clinical trials program. Our program offers a wide range of advanced research treatments for many of our patients.

Every individual patient is at the heart of what we do. Dedicated to you, we commit and pursue state-of-the-art research that we link from bench to bedside and beyond, that will generate the evidence supporting our treatments in the future.

If you would like to participate or have questions about clinical trials, speak to your specialist.

Find out more about participating in clinical research at Peter Mac. For further details of clinical trials, please see the relevant stream.

Referrals

For patients

We understand how stressful and difficult cancer can be.

Your Peter Mac team of experts are dedicated and sensitive to your individual health and wellbeing needs – we are here to help.

You will need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

For health professionals

Visit the referrals page for further information.