Aggressive lymphoma

The Aggressive Lymphoma Service is part of Clinical Haematology formed by Peter Mac and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The service includes specialist haematologists, radiation oncologists haematology nurse coordinators, and nurse practitioners. We look after patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and T-cell lymphoma. In addition, we have a highly specialised skin lymphoma clinic, unique in Australia. Members of our consultant team are involved in international reference groups that drive treatment trends for aggressive lymphoma, and have been leaders in clinical and bench-top research that has brought highly active new anti-lymphoma drugs to the clinic and refined our understanding of how best to apply radiotherapy.

Together with the molecular haematology department we are developing new diagnostic platforms to improve the way we diagnose and monitor lymphoid malignancy. The service provides a comprehensive clinical trials program covering the spectrum of the diseases we treat and has been successful in translating discoveries at the research bench to the clinic. Above all, our mission is to support our patients through this difficult time in their lives, and to provide the highest quality of care and the best outcomes for their lymphoma.



Burkitt’s lymphoma
Hodgkin's lymphoma
Mantle cell lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Primary central nervous system lymphoma
T-cell lymphoma
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

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Our main lymphoma clinic runs all day on a Wednesday and on a Friday morning. The skin lymphoma meeting runs in collaboration with the dermatology team and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.

Clinical Trials

Our clinical trial program offers a wide range of advanced research treatments for blood cancer patients.

Every cancer 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.

Find out more about our Cellular Therapies Program


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. Referrals can be made using the links on this page.

For health professionals

You can refer directly to the aggressive lymphoma team by contacting the individuals listed on this page. For more information on referring to haematology or if you are unsure of which part of the haematology service to refer to,  visit the referrals page and review the referral guidelines.