NCIF Sign The NCI at Frederick and the Frederick National Lab partner with university, government, and corporate scientists to speed the translation of laboratory research into new diagnostic tests and treatments for cancer and AIDS.

With a unique array of advanced technologies, we bridge the gap between discovery and healthcare delivery, focusing on projects that cannot be effectively achieved by other means. We assess research for its value to patients. We accelerate the development of new technologies and prototype treatments for patients. We also pave the way for new advances to enter clinical trials for testing, approval, and delivery to patients via the commercial sector.

Visitors Guide

Our facility consists of 67 buildings within a (roughly) 70 acre section of land formerly owned by the U.S. Army. As a result, all visitors must enter through the main Fort Detrick Army facility gates. Our Visitor's Guide has all the information you need to make this process as painless as possible.

National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR)

The National Cancer Institute is a member of the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR). NICBR is a consortium of nine agencies with a common vision of Federal research partners working in synergy to achieve a healthier and more secure nation. It serves as a framework for facilitating and encouraging interaction among the NICBR member organizations where there are areas of mutual interest. Members collaborate and share technical and scientific expertise, and scientific services. The nine members include elements of the Department of Health and Human Services, Defense, Agriculture, and Homeland Security. For more information, please visit


Since its establishment in 1972, the NCI at Frederick has become an internationally recognized center of scientific excellence. This has been the result of the coordinated efforts of Government scientists and the many contractors working to achieve rapid progress in the race to cure cancer and AIDS. Read more...

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