It gives us immense pleasure to invite you to the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Conference (TYACON) to be held at Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai. India has a young population and therefore a sizeable proportion of cancer patients are in the Teenage and Young Adult age group (15-29 years). The TYACON conference will highlight the specific issues concerning the teenage and young adult cancers, increase awareness among physicians and support staff and foster research and data sharing in this age group. We are organizing a pre conference workshop on 31st August for care givers. Care givers play a vital role in the rehabilitation of cancer patients and are an important support system for teenage and young adult cancer patients. The workshop will engage caregivers and discuss issues face by them. The TYACON conference this year will focus on issues of employment, marriage and psychological health of Teenage and Young Adult Cancer patients. Specific sessions have been devoted to discuss data on outcomes in the group from various centres in India. Leading Oncologists from India and abroad are participating in the conference. Chennai is the gateway to South. There are many historical and tourist attractions in and around Chennai including the famous Marina Beach and Shore temple at Mahabalipuram. Come and enjoy the rich heritage of Southern India and gain valuable knowledge by attending the TYACON conference.