The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is home to several national scientific initiatives focused on high-priority topics and research goals. We conduct scientific research, develop and leverage specialized technology, and provide project management and collaborator coordination to advance the effort. The National Cancer Institute tasks the Frederick National Laboratory to take on critical projects that others cannot readily do.
These initiatives bring together experts from the Frederick National Laboratory, the National Institutes of Health, and academic partners. The efforts reflect a broader mission in advancing the biomedical sciences, whether responding to new epidemics, searching for new cancer therapies, or establishing and sharing best practices for research reproducibility.