The following three reports in a series of studies of mortality and cancer incidence in Australian Vietnam veterans were released on September 5th 2006:
- Cancer Incidence in Australian Vietnam Veterans Study 2005 (PDF 7.7 MB)
- The Third Australian Vietnam Veterans Mortality Study 2005 (PDF 3.4 MB)
- Australian National Service Vietnam Veterans: Mortality and Cancer Incidence 2005 (PDF 2.8 MB)
The reports were produced by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs with the assistance of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
A fourth report in the series was released on 26 September 2007:
The series of studies, commissioned by the Repatriation Commission, was undertaken in response to a recommendation of the 1997 Mortality of Vietnam Veterans: The Veteran Cohort Study, which was to monitor the mortality of Vietnam veterans and repeat the study after 2000.
Each of the four completed reports can stand alone as a complete study. However, the first three volumes should be taken together for a more thorough understanding of the mortality and cancer incidence of this cohort of Australian Vietnam veterans and an Overarching Executive Summary has been produced to assist in understanding . The fourth volume investigates a specific aspect of Vietnam service, that is the exposure to an anti-malarial drug, Dapsone.
The reports and their overarching summary are available at Overarching Executive Summary (PDF 3 MB) .