Working with various government and private hospitals over the past 3 years, we have identified the teenage and young adult cancer patients as our focus group and we feel this age group is often neglected as they require special care and attention. The age from 14 to 30 years are the most productive and definitive in an individual’s life, which would shape his/her future.

The primary focus of Teenagers are education, ambitions and dreams, relationships, careers and hobbies. If diagnosed with cancer, a teenager is often dealing with anger, fear, financial uncertainty, dependence and body image along with social and physical changes.

Our organization aims to highlight the need of special care required for cancer patients for this age group. We want to be involved in every way in addressing the issues faced by the TYA cancer patients. Our mission is to set up a first of its kind TYA unit in India, which would provide specialized care to not only treat the patients, but also rehabilitate the patient back into his normal life.

Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Director, TMC with other senior oncologists at KARO TYA Lounge

Dr. Ashish Gulia, Orthopedic Oncologist, TMH

Dr. Tushar Vora, Pediatric Oncologist, TMH


Dr. Tushar Vora, Mr. Arbaaz Khan and Mr. Amit Manwani at KARO TYA Lounge

Dr. Dan Stark, Clinical Researcher, Senior lecture and Consultant in Medical Oncology, Teenage Cancer Trust, UK

Viji Venkatesh, Regional Head, The Max Foundation

Mr. Arbaaz Khan with Team KARO

Mr. Arbaaz Khan posing with Teenage and Young adult cancer patients at the TYACON 2017

Jamie Cargill, Lead Nurse, Teenage Cancer Trust, UK

TYA patients playing Video games at KARO Lounge

Mr. Arbaaz Khan along with the members of organizing committee and Senior Doctors at TYACON 2017

Mr. Arbaaz Khan sharing his views on the need to address the issues facing Teenage and young adult cancer patients

Mr. Amit Manwani, Director of KARO Trust, speaks about the vision and mission of KARO at TYACON 2017

Dr. Dan and Jamie Cangill along with KARO team at TYA Lounge

Ms. Anjali Malhotra, Trustee of KARO Trust introduces KARO and share the dream of setting up a TYA ward specializing in cancer care

Cancer patients playing musical instruments at KARO Lounge

Team KARO felicitated at TYACON 2017

The Agenda of TYACON 2017

TYACON 2017 was solely sponsored by KARO