Dear Colleagues,

It gives me immense pleasure to invite you for the 8th Annual Conference on Teenage & Young Adult Cancer (TYACON) to be held on 21st & 22nd September 2019 at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur The Theme of the conference is – “TYAC : Special Population - Specialised Approach”.

Each year, about 70,000 Teen and young adults (TYAs) between the ages of 15 - 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S., almost six times the number of cases diagnosed in children up to 14 years of age.

Growing from childhood into adulthood presents many challenges, socially, physically and emotionally. A cancer diagnosis of someone in this age group can compound those challenges in ways unique to Teen and young adults (TYA). Young adults living with cancer confront unique challenges related to work, school, health insurance, relationships, sexuality and fertility, as well as emotional distress and depression.

Cancer patients in the TYA age group often are caught between two worlds—pediatric and adult care—and the care they receive can make a big difference. The cancers that affect this group often are those more associated with the pediatric population and frequently respond better to the therapies developed for younger patients.

Teen & Young Adult Cancer Oncology conference (TYACON) provides an opportunity to bring all stake holders dedicated to improving Teen and young adult cancer care through the promotion of interdisciplinary research, education, communication, and collaboration among health professionals. TYACON will be covering multidisciplinary issues specic to AYAO patients and survivors such as Diagnosis, Clinical trials, Therapeutic approaches, Oncofertility, Psychosocial issues, Survivorship and Quality of life.

We look forward to welcome you at Pink City Jaipur for the conference.

Thanks & Regards,


Dr. Hemant Malhotra
Organizing Chairman (TYACON2019)
President, Indian Society of Medical & Paediatric Oncology (ISMPO)
Professor & Head, Department of Medical Oncology,
Sri Ram Cancer Centre, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital,
Sitapura, Jaipur

Dr. Prakash Chitalkar
Founder & General Secretary,
Patrons (TYA)
Director Sri Aurobindo Cancer Institute
Professor of Medical Oncology
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical
Sciences, Indore.

Dr. Lalit Mohan Sharma
Org. Secretary (TYACON2019)
Consultant in Medical Oncology
at Bhagwan Mahavir Cancer
Hospital & Research Center, Jaipur.

Dr. Prashant Kumbhaj
Org. Secretary (TYACON2019)
Asst. Prof. Medical Oncology,
Sri Ram Cancer Centre,
Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Sitapura,
Jaipur.

ORGANISING TEAM


Dr. Hemant Malhotra

Organizing Chairman, (TYACON2019)

Dr. Prakash Chitalkar

Founder & General Secretary, Patrons (TYA)

Dr. Lalit Mohan Sharma

Organizing Secretary, (TYACON2019)

Dr. Prashant Kumbhaj

Org. Secretary
(TYACON2019)