Tumour stream leadDr William (Bill) Renwick
Time and location of ClinicWednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon at Sunshine Hospital
Friday morning at Sunbury Day Hospital
Haematology cancers are blood cancers and related diseases primarily affecting the bone marrow or blood cells (e.g. ymphoma and leukaemia).
Western Health has a team of staff who work together to provide a coordinated service to our patients. These team members have different roles including; treating cancer using a range of methods, assisting patients and their families at all stages of their journey, and providing information
The team includes:
Haematologists – to manage disorders that involve the blood or blood forming organs.
Radiation Oncologists – to treat cancer using radiation.
Palliative Care Physicians – to provide advice regarding severe symptom management, to work to achieve the best quality of life for the person with a life-limiting illness and to provide support for family and carers.
Pathologists – to diagnose and manage disease through laboratory test medicines.
Allied Health staff – to provide additional supports with activities of everyday living.
The service is also involved with clinical trials, allowing patients access to the latest research and treatments.
Dr William Renwick
Dr Duncan Carradice
Dr Michael Gilbertson
Dr Sophie Lee
Dr John Violet
Palliative Care Physicians:
Dr Maria Coperchini
Dr Adrian Dabscheck
Dr Ruwani Mendis
Dr Odette Spruijt
Allied Health:A range of allied health professionals work as members of our team to provide additional support to patients. Click here for more information.
Patients will need a referral from their GP or medical practitioner to attend a specialist clinic. Please bring;
copies of any films or disks with images of any scans or tests, and
any medications that you are currently on.
This will help our doctors see what tests you have already had and know how to help you best.
ReferrersPlease click here for information about referring a patient with new or suspected haematological cancer. Referrals should be addressed to a named Haematologist from the list above. Cancers are considered urgent referrals.
Cancer Council Victoria has published “What to Expect Guides” which describe the optimal care that should be provided at each step of the cancer pathway. Click below to see these guides for:
Acute myeloid leukaemia
Refer to the Cancer Council Victoria website for more information about different types of cancer.Return to Cancer Types page Return to the Our Services page