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REGISTRY SUMMARY (10 JAN 2024)

(Total Cases) The Torchlight Initiative cancer registry has 410 self-registered cases.

DATA POINT ONE: PROFESSION

  • security forces, maintenance, or military family member | 104/410 25% 25%
  • unknown due to insufficient information |35/410 9% 9%
  • MISSILEER | 271/410 66% 66%

DATA POINT TWO: DIAGNOSIS TYPE/STAGE

  • pre-cancerous and other than cancer | 83/410 20% 20%
  • Cancer | 327/410 80% 80%

DATA POINT THREE: LOCATION OF SERVICE

  • OTHER LOCATIONS *SEE NOTE | 230/410 56% 56%
  • Malmstrom AFB | 180/410 44% 44%

DATA POINT FOUR: THYROID CANCER

  • Thyroid Cancer Cases | 19/327 6% 6%
  • Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) | 51/327 16% 16%
  • Other Cancer Cases | 257/327 78% 78%

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 | 29/51 57% 57%
  • Malmstrom AFB | 22/51 43% 43%

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)

SUMMARY (CAO 10 Jan 2024)
(Total Cases) The Torchlight Initiative cancer registry has 410 self-registered cases
– (Data Point 1) Of the 410 total cases, 375 of have been identified as missileer, security forces, maintenance, or military family member; the other 35 are “unknown” due to insufficient information; of the 375 identified/known cases, 271 or 72% are missileers.
– (Data Point 2) Of the 410 total cases, 327 are registered as “cancer”; the remaining 83 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 410 total cases, 180 or 43.9% served at Malmstrom AFB.
– (NHL) There are 51 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 327 cancer cases, 19 (5.8%) are thyroid cancer.
– (Where) Cases are from Ellsworth, Vandenberg, Kadena, McConnell, FE Warren, Grand Forks, Whiteman, Malmstrom, Minot, Davis Monthan, Chanute, Offutt, Patrick, and Little Rock Air Force/Air Bases; also RAF Molesworth.