Epidemiology of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in Australia
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Nicholas de Klerk, Fraser Brims, Alison Reid, Peter Franklin, Nola Olsen, Tim Threlfall, Keith Shilkin and A. William Musk
Australia has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world. The burden
will continue for many years with an increasing number of subjects at risk of the disease.
Earlier detection of the neoplasm may favor a better treatment of the disease. Therefore,
development of early markers of disease progression will be useful in better screening or
early detection in high-risk groups. However, continued vigilance and awareness of
asbestos-induced risks need be maintained.
Australia, Asbestos, amosite, crocidolite, chrysotile, Epidemiology.
Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia.