Geographic distribution of malignant mesothelioma incidence and survival in Australia

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Cameron, Jessica K., Aitken, Joanne, Reid, Alison, Mengersen, Kerrie, Cramb, Susanna, Preston, Paige, Armstrong, Bruce and Baade, Peter. 2022. "Geographic distribution of malignant mesothelioma incidence and survival in Australia." Lung Cancer. 167, pp. 17-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2022.03.017
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Geographic distribution of malignant mesothelioma incidence and survival in Australia

ERA Journal ID16576
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsCameron, Jessica K., Aitken, Joanne, Reid, Alison, Mengersen, Kerrie, Cramb, Susanna, Preston, Paige, Armstrong, Bruce and Baade, Peter
Journal TitleLung Cancer
Journal Citation167, pp. 17-24
Number of Pages8
Year2022
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationIreland
ISSN0169-5002
1872-8332
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2022.03.017
Web Address (URL)https://www.lungcancerjournal.info/article/S0169-5002(22)00386-5/fulltext
Abstract

Objectives
To understand the geographic distribution of and area-level factors associated with malignant mesothelioma incidence and survival in Australia.

Materials and Methods
Generalised linear models and Bayesian spatial models were fitted using population registry data. Area-level covariates were socioeconomic quintile, remoteness category and state or territory. The maximised excess events test was used to test for spatial heterogeneity.

Results
There was strong evidence of spatial differences in standardised incidence rates for malignant mesothelioma but survival was uniformly poor. Incidence rates varied by state or territory and were lower in remote areas. Patterns in the geographic distribution of modelled incidence counts for malignant mesothelioma differed substantially from patterns of standardised incidence rates.

Conclusions
Geographic variation in the modelled incidence counts of malignant mesothelioma demonstrates varying demand for diagnostic and management services. The long latency period for this cancer coupled with migration complicates any associations with patterns of exposure, however some of the geographic distribution of diagnoses can be explained by the location of historical mines and asbestos-related industries.

KeywordsMesothelioma; Cancer; Incidence; Survival; Spatial modeling ; Statistical modeling
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Byline AffiliationsCancer Council Queensland, Australia
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
Institute for Resilient Regions
Curtin University
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia
Griffith University
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Dunn, Jeff, Ng, Shu Kay, Breitbart, William, Aitken, Joanne, Youl, Pip, Baade, Peter D. and Chambers, Suzanne K.. 2013. "Health-related quality of life and life satisfaction in colorectal cancer survivors: trajectories of adjustment." Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-11-46
Advancing prostate cancer survivorship research in Australia
Chambers, Suzanne K., Scuffham, Paul A., Baade, Peter D., Lowe, Anthony P., Dunn, Jeff, Galvao, Daniel A., Gordon, Louisa, Smith, David P., Sandoe, David F., Wootten, Addie C., Spry, Nigel A., Gardiner, Robert A., Davis, Ian D. and Newton, Robert U.. 2015. "Advancing prostate cancer survivorship research in Australia." Cancer Forum. 39 (3), pp. 204-209.
A systematic review of the impact of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer outcomes
Chambers, Suzanne K., Dunn, Jeffrey, Occhipinti, Stefano, Hughes, Suzanne, Baade, Peter, Sinclair, Sue, Aitken, Joanne, Youl, Pip and O'Connell, Dianne L.. 2012. "A systematic review of the impact of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer outcomes." BMC Cancer. 12 (184). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-12-184
The impact of body mass index and physical activity on mortality among patients with colorectal cancer in Queensland, Australia
Baade, Peter D., Meng, Xingqiong, Youl, Philippa H., Aitken, Joanne F., Dunn, Jeff and Chambers, Suzanne K.. 2011. "The impact of body mass index and physical activity on mortality among patients with colorectal cancer in Queensland, Australia." Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 20 (7), pp. 1410-1420. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0079
A multilevel investigation of inequalities in clinical and psychosocial outcomes for women after breast cancer
Youl, Philippa H., Baade, Peter D., Aitken, Joanne F., Chambers, Suzanne K., Turrell, Gavin, Pyke, Christopher and Dunn, Jeffrey. 2011. "A multilevel investigation of inequalities in clinical and psychosocial outcomes for women after breast cancer." BMC Cancer. 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-11-415
The influence of high-intensity compared with moderate-intensity exercise training on cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition in colorectal cancer survivors: a randomised controlled trial
Devin, James L., Sax, Andrew T., Hughes, Gareth I., Jenkins, David G., Aitken, Joanne F., Chambers, Suzanne K., Dunn, Jeffrey C., Bolam, Kate A. and Skinner, Tina L.. 2016. "The influence of high-intensity compared with moderate-intensity exercise training on cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition in colorectal cancer survivors: a randomised controlled trial." Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 10 (3), pp. 467-479. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-015-0490-7
A five-year prospective study of quality of life after colorectal cancer
Chambers, Suzanne K., Meng, Xingqiong, Youl, Pip, Aitken, Joanne, Dunn, Jeff and Baade, Peter. 2012. "A five-year prospective study of quality of life after colorectal cancer." Quality of Life Research. 21 (9), pp. 1551-1564. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-011-0067-5
Epidemiology of prostate cancer in the Asia-Pacific region
Baade, Peter D., Youlden, Danny R., Cramb, Susanna M., Dunn, Jeff and Gardiner, Robert A.. 2013. "Epidemiology of prostate cancer in the Asia-Pacific region." Prostate International. 1 (2), pp. 47-58. https://doi.org/10.12954/PI.12014
A longitudinal study of post-traumatic growth and psychological distress in colorectal cancer survivors
Occhipinti, Stefano, Chambers, Suzanne K., Lepore, Stephen, Aitken, Joanne and Dunn, Jeff. 2015. "A longitudinal study of post-traumatic growth and psychological distress in colorectal cancer survivors." PLoS One. 10 (9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0139119
A Bayesian Network-based customer satisfaction model: a tool for management decisions in railway transport
Chakraborty, Subrata, Mengersen, Kerrie, Fidge, Colin, Ma, Lin and Lassen, David. 2016. "A Bayesian Network-based customer satisfaction model: a tool for management decisions in railway transport." Decision Analytics. 3 (4), pp. 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40165-016-0021-2
Location of residence and breast cancer stage: a SEER population-based analysis
Brandon, Lindsay, Youl, Pip, Baade, Peter, Whiteside, Eliza and Kimlin, Michael. 2015. "Location of residence and breast cancer stage: a SEER population-based analysis." The Breast Journal. 21 (6), pp. 693-695. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.12499
Multifaceted modelling of complex business enterprises
Chakraborty, Subrata, Mengersen, Kerrie, Fidge, Colin, Ma, Lin and Lassen, David. 2015. "Multifaceted modelling of complex business enterprises." PLoS One. 10 (8). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0134052
Investigating effective wayfinding in airports: a Bayesian Network approach
Farr, Anna Charisse, Kleinschmidt, Tristan, Johnson, Sandra, Yarlagadda, Prasad and Mengersen, Kerrie. 2014. "Investigating effective wayfinding in airports: a Bayesian Network approach." Transport. 29 (1), pp. 90-99. https://doi.org/10.3846/16484142.2014.898695
Exploring user satisfaction with information systems in a regional small business context
Fogarty, Gerard J., Armstrong, Bruce, Dimbleby, Julian and Dingsdag, Don. 2003. "Exploring user satisfaction with information systems in a regional small business context." Lethbridge, N. (ed.) 14th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2003). Perth, Australia 26 - 28 Nov 2003 Perth, Western Australia.
Internet and computer usage: comparisons among metropolitan centres, coastal regional centres and inland regional centres
Armstrong, Bruce, Comber, Tim, Dingsdag, Don and Fogarty, Gerard J.. 2003. "Internet and computer usage: comparisons among metropolitan centres, coastal regional centres and inland regional centres." Lethbridge, N. (ed.) 14th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2003). Perth, Australia 26 - 28 Nov 2003 Perth, Western Australia.
Scales measuring characteristics of small businesses information systems
Armstrong, Bruce, Fogarty, Gerard J. and Dingsdag, Don. 2007. "Scales measuring characteristics of small businesses information systems." Toleman, Mark, Cater-Steel, Aileen and Roberts, Dave (ed.) 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2007). Toowoomba, Australia 05 - 07 Dec 2007 Toowoomba, Australia.
What properly validated surveys can tell us about successful implementation of small business information systems
Armstrong, Bruce, Fogarty, Gerard J. and Dingsdag, Don. 2011. "What properly validated surveys can tell us about successful implementation of small business information systems." IBS Journal of Business & Research. 2, pp. 1-19.
Modelling the interactions among factors that influence successful computerisation of small businesses
Fogarty, Gerard J. and Armstrong, Bruce. 2009. "Modelling the interactions among factors that influence successful computerisation of small businesses." Australasian Journal of Information Systems. 15 (2), pp. 73-89.
Lifetime ultraviolet exposure estimates for selected population groups in south east Queensland
Parisi, A. V., Meldrum, L. R., Wong, J. C. F., Aitken, J. and Fleming, R. A.. 1999. "Lifetime ultraviolet exposure estimates for selected population groups in south east Queensland." Physics in Medicine and Biology. 44 (12), pp. 2947-2953. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9155/44/12/307
Effect of childhood and adolescent ultraviolet exposures on cumulative exposure in south east Queensland schools
Parisi, A. V., Meldrum, L. R., Wong, J. C. F., Aitken, J. and Fleming, R. A.. 2000. "Effect of childhood and adolescent ultraviolet exposures on cumulative exposure in south east Queensland schools." Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine. 16 (1), pp. 19-24. https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0781.2000.160106.x
Evaluation of differences in ultraviolet exposure during weekend and weekday activities
Parisi, A. V., Meldrum, L. R., Kimlin, M. G., Wong, J. C. F., Aitken, J. and Mainstone, J. S.. 2000. "Evaluation of differences in ultraviolet exposure during weekend and weekday activities." Physics in Medicine and Biology. 45 (8), pp. 2253-2262. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9155/45/8/314
Validation of a computer user satisfaction questionnaire to measure IS success in small business
Armstrong, Bruce, Fogarty, Gerard J., Dingsdag, Don and Dimbleby, Julian. 2005. "Validation of a computer user satisfaction questionnaire to measure IS success in small business." Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology. 37 (1), pp. 27-42.