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REGISTRY SUMMARY (25 SePT 2023)

(Total Cases) The Torchlight Initiative cancer registry has 339 self-registered cases.

DATA POINT ONE: PROFESSION

  • security forces, maintenance, or military family member | 58/314 12% 12%
  • unknown due to insufficient information |35/339 10% 10%
  • MISSILEER | 236/339 78% 78%

DATA POINT TWO: DIAGNOSIS TYPE/STAGE

  • pre-cancerous and other than cancer | 70/339 20% 20%
  • Cancer | 269/339 80% 80%

DATA POINT THREE: LOCATION OF SERVICE

  • OTHER LOCATIONS *SEE NOTE | 179/339 52% 52%
  • Malmstrom AFB | 160/339 48% 48%

DATA POINT FOUR: THYROID CANCER

  • Thyroid Cancer Cases | 18/269 7% 7%
  • Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) | 41/269 15% 15%
  • Other Cancer Cases | 200/269 78% 78%

NHL (Non Hodgkins Lymphoma) data subset: There are 41 total NHL cases from all bases.

DATA POINT ONE: LOCATION OF SERVICE

  • OTHER LOCATIONS *SEE NOTE | 20/41 48% 48%
  • Malmstrom AFB | 21/41 51% 51%

DATA POINT TWO: NHL AT MALMSTROM (21 CASES TOTAL)

  • SERVICE YEARS 1972-1996 |12/21 57% 57%
  • SERVICE YEARS 1997-2007 | 13/21 62% 62%

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

 

SUMMARY (CAO 25 Sep 2023)
(Total Cases) The Torchlight Initiative cancer registry has 339 self-registered cases
– (Data Point 1) Of the 339 total cases, 304 of have been identified as missileer, security forces, maintenance, or military family member; the other 35 are “unknown” due to insufficient information; of the 304 identified/known cases, 236 or 77.6% are missileers 
– (Data Point 2) Of the 339 total cases, 269 are registered as “cancer”; the remaining 70 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 314 total cases, 151 or 48.1% served at Malmstrom AFB.
– (NHL) There are 35 total NHL cases from all bases; 21 are from Malmstrom and 18 of these are missileers.  
– (NHL Malmstrom Case Stat) Of the 21 NHL cases from Malmstrom, 12 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 269 cancer cases, 18 (6.7%) 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.