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REGISTRY SUMMARY (10 JAN 2024)

(Total Cases) The Torchlight Initiative cancer registry has 454 self-registered cases.

*Please note as we are receiving a large number of new cases, we are working to incorporate that in the most informative way possible. These numbers are pending updates and may not match what you see on social media. 

DATA POINT ONE: PROFESSION

  • security forces, maintenance, or military family member | 117/454 26% 26%
  • unknown due to insufficient information | 35/454 8% 8%
  • MISSILEER | 302/454 66% 66%

DATA POINT TWO: DIAGNOSIS TYPE/STAGE

  • pre-cancerous and other than cancer | 85/454 19% 19%
  • Cancer | 369/454 81% 81%

DATA POINT THREE: LOCATION OF SERVICE

  • OTHER LOCATIONS *SEE NOTE | 262/454 58% 58%
  • Malmstrom AFB | 192/454 42% 42%

DATA POINT FOUR: THYROID CANCER

  • Thyroid Cancer Cases | 20/369 5% 5%
  • Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) | 56/369 15% 15%
  • Other Cancer Cases | 293/369 80% 80%

NHL (Non Hodgkins Lymphoma) data subset: There are 51 total NHL cases from all bases.

DATA POINT ONE: LOCATION OF SERVICE

  • OTHER LOCATIONS *SEE NOTE | 34/56 61% 61%
  • Malmstrom AFB | 22/56 39% 39%

DATA POINT TWO: NHL AT MALMSTROM (22 CASES TOTAL)

  • SERVICE YEARS 1972-1996 |13/22 59% 59%
  • SERVICE YEARS 1997-2007 | 13/22 59% 59%

DATA POINT THREE: NHL IN MISSILEERS AT MALMSTROM (18 CASES TOTAL)

(CAO 12 Mar 24)
(Total Cases) The Torchlight Initiative cancer registry has 454 self-registered cases
– (Data Point 1) Of the 454 total cases, 419 have been identified as missileer, security forces, maintenance, or military family member; the other 35 are “unknown” due to insufficient information; of the 419 identified/known cases, 302 or 72% are missileers 
– (Data Point 2) Of the 454 total cases, 369 are registered as “cancer”; the remaining 85 cases are registered as “pre-cancerous and other than cancer” (diagnoses include but are not limited to blood/autoimmune disorders and tumors)
– (Data Point 3) Of the 454 total cases, 192 or 42% served at Malmstrom AFB
– (NHL) There are 56 total NHL cases from all bases; 22 served at Malmstrom and 18 of these are missileers  
– (NHL Malmstrom Case Stat) Of the 22 NHL cases from Malmstrom, 13 cases overlap service years 1972-1996 and 13 cases overlap service years 1997-2007
– (NHL Malmstrom Missileer Case Stat) Of the 18 missileer cases of NHL from Malmstrom, 12 cases overlap service years 1997-2007 (median age at diagnosis; 42) and 8 cases overlap service years 2004-2007 (median age at diagnosis; 42)
– (Data Point 4) Of the 369 cancer cases, 20 (5.4%) are thyroid cancer
– (Where) Cases were reported by individuals who served at Ellsworth, Vandenberg, Kadena, McConnell, FE Warren, Grand Forks, Whiteman, Malmstrom, Minot, Fairchild, Forbes, Davis Monthan, Chanute, Offutt, Patrick, Hill, Comiso, Wueshiem, Walker, Lincoln, and Little Rock Air Force/Air Bases; also RAF Molesworth