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What is mesothelioma? Find the latest mesothelioma statistics including incidence, mortality and survival in NSW.

Australia's malignant mesothelioma incidence rates appear to have reached maximum levels but with differences over time by age, gender and tumour location.

Malignant pleural mesothelioma rates have stabilised since the mid-1990s, suggesting that maximum incidence levels have been reached.

Although mesothelioma rates may have increased more in the ACT than the rest of Australia (excluding WA) during the past two decades, there is considerable uncertainty in the trends.

There has been a marked increase in Australia in mesothelioma incidence rates for individuals aged 75 years or older. The Australian Mesothelioma Registry shows that 60% of cases had probable or possible occupational asbestos exposure.

This study provides evidence for differences in treatment and survival according to socioeconomic status for compensated Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma patients in NSW.

Residential asbestos insulation is likely to be unsafe. The adjusted incidence of mesothelioma in males who had lived in houses insulated with asbestos was 2·5 times that of unexposed males.

On 30th April 2010 The Hon Julia Gillard MP officially launched the new Australian Mesothelioma Registry which will be managed by a consortium led by the Cancer Institute NSW and including some of the leading experts in asbestos related disease in Australia.