Science at the NCI at Frederick

With our partners, we are developing faster and less expensive ways of turning laboratory discoveries into new diagnostic tests and treatments for cancer and AIDS.

Basic Research: New Scientific Discoveries

At NCI at Frederick, you will find a number of world-class research teams that conduct high-risk, high-reward research in cancer and AIDS. Specific efforts include identifying molecular signatures for cancer, developing and refining molecular assays, and using state-of-the-art imaging to guide cancer therapy in the future. Additionally, we conduct a wide array of population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental causes of cancer, and new approaches to cancer prevention.

Translational/Preclinical Science: Using Innovative Approaches and Technologies

NCI at Frederick conducts a wide array of translational and preclinical research, utilizing cutting-edge technology and expertise to meet complex biomedical research challenges. NCI at Frederick also develops partnerships with external organizations (government, industry, and academia) to accelerate the translation of laboratory research into new treatments for patients.

Clinical: Focus on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Patient Treatment

NCI at Frederick expands research to benefit patients by producing pure prototype drugs for use in clinical trials, identifying new cancer biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment, and addressing cancer internationally via NCI’s global health research network. Additionally, we are home to a comprehensive and dedicated clinical research support program that works to ensure that clinical trials adhere to regulations and proper program guidelines.

Investigator Index

View our list of investigators, or search our staff using the Phonebook.

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)

The FNLCR provides quick response capabilities and meets special long-term research and development needs for NCI.

Center for Cancer Research (CCR)

CCR is home to more than 250 scientists and clinicians working in intramural research at NCI.