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Ruben van Boxtel and Jarno Drost join Oncode

Dr. Ruben van Boxtel and dr. Jarno Drost have been selected to join Oncode Institute. This provides them with scientific and financial support to extend their research on childhood cancer.

Oncode Institute is dedicated to outsmart cancer by facilitating and financing scientific research into the disease. A selection committee of (inter)national experts selected 19 researchers from 160 applicants, including Dr. Drost and Dr. Van Boxtel. Dr. Drost studies the molecular and cellular origin of kidney and rhabdoid tumors in children using advanced preclinical cell models such as organoids. Dr. Van Boxtel explores the causes of childhood cancer and therapy-related secondary tumors.