An introduction to CanConnect

A steady rise in fatal ailments across the country coupled with the significant deaths caused by cancer, metabolic disorders and cardiac ailments as well as genetic birth disorders has been noticed over the years. 70 per cent of cancer patients lose their lives in the first year due to delay in detection, 24 lakh people lose their life of cardiac arrest annually. 1,30,000 children are born each year with congenital heart diseases and a fifth of all infant deaths are caused by metabolic disorders, prompting the need for better social healthcare facilities across the country.

In order to provide genetic testing and state-of-the art treatment and monitoring facilities to people from different strata of the society, CanConnect was set up in 2015. It is a non-for-profit company, which collaborates with various stakeholders in society to achieve social healthcare and benefit the under privileged.

CanConnect aims to bring modern healthcare services based on genetic science to the common man who may need the knowledge, but cannot afford it or is completely unaware of its existence. Through a five-pronged program, CanConnect plans to cover the entire healthcare cycle from screening for critical illnesses to monitoring post treatment.

The team at CanConnect aims to reach out and screen over one-lakh underprivileged people from the country in the next 12 to 18 months, and ensure that at a minimum of 5,000 to 10,000 persons are covered under this project.

To reach out to the maximum people and benefit the underprivileged section of the society, CanConnect is seeking collaboration with primaries of the healthcare ecosystem, like doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) working in the healthcare sector, community organisations and other stake holders in the society.


CanConnect endeavours to help people lead healthier, longer and qualitatively superior lives. We want to reduce the disease burden on society by promoting timely intervention through early detection of diseases, with the integrated use of genetic science and precise therapy approaches for superior outcomes.


To screen over 1,00,000 persons from marginalised strata of the society for early detection of high risk individuals within 12 to 18 months. CanConnect is also creating awareness about healthy lifestyles and reduction in mortality rates in rural India.


Sneha Datar
Sneha Datar
Sneha is a multifaceted person with diverse interests. On the one hand she has graduated with a degree in law and on the other she is a passionate Fashion Designer and Bharatnatyam Artist. She has actualised her interests through her brand "Woven Mysteries" and also performed Bharatnatyam repertoires on various prestigious platforms. She has deep sense of social commitment and is an important member of the ‘Canconnect’ team that is helping to improve health and prevent diseases in society. Sneha is also a hands on animal activist.
Salil Devidas Kulkarni
Salil Devidas Kulkarni
Salil has completed his graduation in Chemistry & Zoology from Mumbai University in 1982 and post- graduation in Marketing & Administration from South Gujarat University in 1984. Since 1988, he runs his own manufacturing business, which manufactures woven sacks for packaging onions and other perishables. He joins us with valuable administrative as well as hands-on experience.
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