The Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) has released its 4th annual report, focusing on mesothelioma cases diagnosed during 2014 and notified to the Registry up to 31 May 2015.

The report found that between 1 January and 31 December 2014, there were 641 notifications of people newly diagnosed with mesothelioma.

The majority of newly diagnosed sufferers were male but 123 females were also diagnosed.

In 2014 there were 607 mesothelioma patients that died and 89 per cent  of these where the known cause of the death was due to mesothelioma.

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