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.

FNLCR At A Glance

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The FNLCR is a federal national laboratory working to develop faster and less expensive ways of turning laboratory discoveries into new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. Visit our public website page to see more information on Collaborations, Technology Transfer, Business Opportunities and Outreach.

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.


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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