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Community Meeting

Julie Clift Greenwalt, MD


Radiation Oncologist
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center
Agenda
• Cancer Data Collection/Water Testing
• Moderator: Dr. Greenwalt
• COMMUNITY MEETING
• August 5th, 2018, 2pm
• Satellite Beach Civic Center

• 2:00pm: Welcome and Introductions


– (Stel Bailey with Florida Health Conneciton is facebook live streaming for those who live far away
• 2:05pm: Cancer cases update, Dr. Julie Greenwalt
• 2:30pm: Ground Water Test Results, City of Satellite Beach
• 2:45pm: Ground Water Test Results, Brevard County Natural Resources Dept
• 3:00pm: Tap Water Test Results, Brevard County Public Schools
• 3:15pm: Community Questions and Next Steps
• 3:30pm Comments: County Commissioner Curt Smith
• 3:45pm: FL House Representative Thad Altman

• Please hold your questions until the very end.


My Initial Concern
PAFB now has link on website with full
report of testing.

https://www.patrick.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1571743/45-swcc-response-to-
pfos-pfoa-at-pafb-and-ccafs/
C-8 Study. PFOA
Associated with
Cancer
http://www.c8sciencepanel.org/pdfs/Probable_Link_C8_Cancer
_16April2012_v2.pdf

• C8 Conclusion
Cases
• We have had over 250 people or family members report
their diagnosis of cancer on our facebook page Satellite
Beach Health and Hope for Tomorrow. The health
department reports they received over 500 phone calls
with approximately 300 cases reported. However, these are
rough estimates and difficult for statistical significance.
– 1960: 8
– 1970: 5
– 1980: 5
– 1990-2000: 20
– 2001-2009: 76
– 2010-2018: 146
2010-2018 Diagnoses
(54 Confirmed Under 40 cases)
• 2 Testicular- age 26, age 24
• 1 Rhadomyosarcoma: age 3
• 8 Hodgkins Lymphoma: age 19, age 34, age 17, age 16, age 19, age 18, age 32
• 1 Kidney: age 26
• 5 Leukemias: age 9, age 26, age 10, age 6, age 5
• 3 Melanomas: age 31, age 30, age 23
• 5 Thyroid Cancers: age 36, age 33, age 31, age 25, age 27
• 5 Brain: age 30, age 32, age 26, age 39
• 13 Breast: age 29, age 36 age 36, age 38, age 30, age 35, age 39, age 29, age 32,
age 31, age 31, age 26, age 29
• 3 Appendix: age 31, age 28, age 30
• 1 Colon: age 38
• 1 Ovarian: 26
• 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: age 23, age 7, age 20, age 31
• 1 Cervix- Neuroendocrine age 26 (rare)
• 1 Bone Sarcoma- Age 27 (Rare)
Information on City Population Growth
(Courtesy of Courtney Barker, City Manager)
So for purposes of a safe number I am using 18,500.
Population History
City of South Patrick
Satellite Patrick Air Force
Year Beach Shores Base TOTAL
2000 9,577 8,913 2,137 20,627
2001 9,710
2002 9,741
2003 9,738
2004 9,829
2005 9,811
2006 9,811
2007 9,811
2008 9,577
2009 9,577
2010 10,109 5,875 1,222 17,206
2011 10,166
2012 10,315
2013 10,322
2014 10,290
2015 10,403
2016 10,485 6,398 1,457 18,340 - 2,287
2017 10,504

Sources: census.gov, towncharts.com 12


SEER DATABASE
• Why use it over FL Cancer Registry Comparison?
SEER is # Cases per year for 100,000

(So if Satellite Beach population is 18,500- every 5.4 years we should have that many cases)
Cancer Type Seer Total expected over # Years Reported from Over Aggressive?
Incidence Satellite Beach Area

GU (testicular) 0.3/100,000 Over 8 years should have 2 Yes Usually


0.4 cases
(Satellite
curative, rare
should have to be fatal
0.05 cases per
year)

Breast (Age 15-39, all 21.4/100,000 Over 3 years should have 13 Yes Can be fatal
diagnosed within 3 11.7 cases
years) (Satellite
should have
3.9 per year)

GI (appendix) 0.3/100,000 Over 8 years should have 3 Yes Can be fatal


0.48 cases
(0.06 per year
x 8 years)
SEER is # Cases per year for 100,000
Cancer Type Seer Total expected over # Reported from Over Aggressive?
Incidence Years Satellite Beach
Area

ALL (Leukemia) 4/100,000 Over 3 years should 3 (2000 Decade) Yes Can be fatal
(2007, 2008, per year have 2.22 cases
2009) 4 (2010 Decade)
(Satellite Yes
2014-2016 (4 should have
children) 0.74 cases
per year)

Brain 1/100,0000 Over 8 years should 5 Yes Usually


(GBM/Astrocyto so 0.185 have 1.48 cases always fatal
ma) case per
year
“Military Times Article- “In all, the tiny neighborhood by Patrick in 1991
discovered at least 12 cases of Hodgkin’s tied to people who had lived there
between 1967 and 1983. The Orlando Sentinel called the cases “an
unusually high incidence” of the extremely rare cancer, which affects about
8,500 people in the United States each year, according to the American
Cancer Society.”
HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA
Cancer Type Seer Total expected over # Reported from Over
Incidence Years Satellite Beach Area

Hodgkin’s 3.5/100,000 Over 8 years should have 8 (2010 decade) Yes


Lymphoma per year 5.12 cases

(Satellite
should have
0.64 cases
per year)

Hodgkin’s 3.5/100,000 Over 16 years should 12 Yes


lymphoma so 0.64 cases have 10.24 cases
(previous suspected per year in
cancer concern in satellite However for SPS- 16 (over if include all
South Patrick years should have had Satellite beach and
Shores) South Patrick 1/3 cases due to lower way over for South
Shores was population so 3.41 cases Patrick shores)
estimated at over 16 years, but SEER
6000 people data wasn’t available in
then* 1990s.
SEER is # Cases per year for 100,000
(Adding in Adults can help with rare cases)

Cancer Type Seer Total expected over # Reported from Over


Incidence Years Satellite Beach Area

Kidney and All 15.9/100,000 Over 10 years should 6 No


Renal Pelvis per year have 29 cases

(Satellite
should have
2.9 cases per
year)

All Appendiceal 0.97/100,000 Over 14 years should 6 Yes


Cancer (Rare) so 0.19 case have 2.5 cases
per year for (Reported 2004-2018)
satellite
• NHL is Linked With Environmental Concerns
PFOA Animal Research
Lymphohematopoietic malignancies
are linked to environmental agents!
Questions to be Answered:
• What other trends will we find in the data?
• Final mapping of the cases in progress!
• Statistical significance?
• What (if anything environmental) is causing this pattern of possible
increased cancer in younger adults?
• How can the local and state health department help us with a
formal investigation?
• Can our blood be tested for the PFOA/PFOS chemicals like some
states are currently testing?
• Can screening guidelines be made to help those who may have
been exposed catch cancer earlier?
• Can our local, state, and federal agencies and politicians help us
with this? Please continue to write them!
• How else can we save lives?
Thank you for your time!
• Just a reminder- Please still pass on the
word to anyone diagnosed in this area,
especially under the age of 40!
• They should call Brevard Health
Department to log their case and also
join our facebook group Satellite Beach
Health and Hope for Tomorrow where
they should also log their case for us so
we can help advocate for them as well!
• We have plans to start a facebook
survivor group only as well for updates
to survivors.
• Thank you to all the volunteers helping
me- especially Stel Bailey, Whitney
Prieto, Victoria Sitting, Jennifer Erfe,
Decade Leaders listed to the right!
• Now on to the experts and community
officials!