Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of mesothelioma in the world. This rare and aggressive cancer has no cure, and between 700 and 800 people are diagnosed each year. The average time between diagnosis and death is around 11 months according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) analysis of all mesothelioma diagnoses and deaths recorded in the Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) as at September 2018.