The Australian Mesothelioma Registry 1st Data Report
The Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) has released its first data report.
The report includes information on mesothelioma cases diagnosed during the period 1 July 2010 to 31 December 2011, notified to the Registry up to 31 August 2012. Asbestos exposure information is also presented, based on patients diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2011 and who voluntarily responded to a questionnaire and took part in a personal interview up to 30 June 2012.
Because the AMR has only been fully operational since July 2010, there is currently insufficient information to draw definitive conclusions about past asbestos exposures. However, over time, this knowledge will accumulate and provide valuable insight into sources of asbestos exposure.
The Australian Mesothelioma Registry is fully funded by Safe Work Australia and managed under contract by the Cancer Institute New South Wales in association with the Monash Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health.
The report can be downloaded from the AMR website.
Further background information on mesothelioma and the registry can be found in Issue 7 of the Safe Work Australian newsletter (Dec 2011)