Who We Are

The NCI at Frederick is a community of more than 3,000 government staff members and contractors— biomedical researchers, laboratory technicians, and support staff.

A key component of the NCI at Frederick is the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The FNLCR is the only federally funded research and development center solely dedicated to biomedical research.

NCI at Frederick is located approximately 40 miles northwest of the main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

NCI at Frederick At a Glance

NCI at Frederick facilities, which include a 68-acre campus at Fort Detrick, are home to approximately a third of the principal investigators from NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, along with staff from several NIH divisions, including the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis.

Many components of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research are based at the Advanced Technology Research Facility, a 330,000-square-foot facility approximately five miles from the NCI at Frederick campus. The ATRF includes advanced technology laboratories and a biopharmaceutical development facility. The FNLCR also operates the Vaccine Pilot Plant for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The NCI at Frederick has two main administrative offices: The Office of Scientific Operations and the Management Operations Support Branch.


What We Do

The NCI at Frederick is a unique national resource to translate basic science discoveries into novel therapies to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer and AIDS.

Initiatives Include:

Contact Us Visitor's Guide Staff Site
GSA Jump Page