Monash University


Data Scientists Pty Ltd have built a system that allows Monash University monitor all new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed from 1st July 2010 in Australia. In addition, information about asbestos exposure is collected from people with mesothelioma through the Postal Questionnaire and telephone interview. This system is a web-based software solution built in Java. In the past, Australia was one of the biggest users of asbestos in the world and there is a large amount of asbestos in Australian buildings and other infrastructure. As a consequence, we have one of the world's highest rates of mesothelioma and it is estimated that this is yet to peak. More research is needed to better understand the exact relationship between asbestos and mesothelioma.