Low Grade Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Related Diseases

The Low-Grade Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Related Diseases Stream comprises specialist haematologists, nurses and research staff led by A/Prof. Constantine (Con) Tam. Our expertise in this area is recognised globally, and we hold leadership positions in international bodies that set treatment directions for CLL, extranodal lymphoma, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia and hairy cell leukemia. Members from our team are pivotal in bringing highly active groups of drugs such as next-generation monoclonal antibodies (obinutuzumab), BTK inhibitors (ibrutinib) and BCL2 antagonists (venetoclax) to the clinic, and continue to lead cutting-edge research into new treatments for blood cancers.



Follicular lymphoma
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma
Marginal zone lymphoma
Mantle cell lymphoma
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma
Hairy cell leukemia
Prolymphocytic leukemia
Monoclonal B-lymphocytosis
Other low-grade lymphomas

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This service runs clinics on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Clinics are held in the Peter Mac building on Grattan St in Parkville.

Clinical Trials

Achieving the best outcome for every cancer sufferer is at the heart of what we do. In addition to delivering the best care available currently, we offer our patients the opportunity to access new treatments and pursue state-of-the-art research through participation in clinical trials.

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


For patients

All patients are eligible to be seen by a specialist at VCCC, regardless of where they live.

Please discuss your condition with your GP or treating specialist, who can then send us a referral to manage your cancer. For patients outside of Australia, please ask your treating doctor to contact A/Prof. Constantine Tam (details below) to discuss your case.

For health professionals

Visit the referrals page for further information