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"[The Frederick National Laboratory] tackles problems in ways that cannot be readily addressed by others. And it places new knowledge and solutions derived from its endeavors into the public domain..."

Image: VCMP staff receive the award from Vaccine Research Center leaders during the retreat. From left: John Mascola (VRC), Barney Graham (VRC), Frank Arnold (VRC), Richard Koup (VRC), Barbara Brooks (VCMP), Scott Emerick (VCMP), Matt Westerman (VCMP), Adriel Ramkissoon (VCMP), Christopher Case (VCMP), and Judy Stein (VRC).

FREDERICK, Md. -- It has been used in clinical studies on four continents and has been tested in thousands of volunteers. It was produced at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research over a five-year span to meet increasing clinical demand, and it may play an ongoing role in the future of HIV research. 

In its background, this image depicts an opened pack of cigarettes displaying its side panel health warning to would-be smokers, stating some of the ill effects attributed to smoking, while in the foreground, a ruby colored glass ashtray contained the butts of two cigarettes. CDC image.

"It’s a harsh truth that half of the men and a third of the women in America will be diagnosed with cancer during their lives. We must improve these statistics, especially now as our nation is aging and cancer disproportionately strikes older people. As a result, cancer cases will increase unless we find ways to stem this tide."

Partners sign new agreement among FNL, FITCI, and other community partners

FREDERICK, Md. -- Creating a successful business takes more than a clever idea. It requires a strong team and access to funders, critical connections, guidance, and coaching. A new program launched by Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) in collaboration with the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and numerous community partners is aimed at increasing access to these resources for local entrepreneurs. 

A Frederick National Laboratory scientist works in the lab.

FREDERICK, Md. -- Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is teaming up with a regional higher education center to increase access to science research and education in the Frederick County area. 

Portrait of Leonard Freedman

FREDERICK, Md. -- Leonard P. Freedman, Ph.D., has been named chief science officer at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, effective this November. He joins the FNL staff after six years as founding president of the Global Biological Standards Institute.

Signing ceremony at Mount St. Mary's University Frederick campus, October 9, 2018. Photo courtesy Mount St. Mary's University. 

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is expanding its commitment to educate the next generation of scientists and foster academic research collaborations by signing a new partnership agreement with Mount St. Mary’s University.  

Beverly Keseling, (retired) manufacturing manager at BDP, studies PVSRIPO on an inverted microscope. 

FREDERICK, Md. -- The development of a modified poliovirus to treat glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer, is one of the latest examples of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research stepping in to fill a critical need that few others could meet with developing and manufacturing novel biological agents for early-phase clinical trials. 

Eric Stahlberg portrait

FREDERICK, Md. -- Eric Stahlberg, Ph.D., has been named director of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research in a move that will amplify his role in building partnerships in high-performance computing and data science in cancer research. There was an exceptional slate of candidates for this position, reflecting the importance of this position. Dr. Stahlberg begins his appointment on September 29.

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it launches from Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Thursday, January 9, 2014, Wallops Island, VA.

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is taking its science to new heights – with an experiment rocketing into orbit around the Earth. 

The aim is to grow protein crystals in the weightlessness of space where, beyond the full influence of Earth’s gravity, they might proliferate more easily and become larger and more perfect than those cultivated on the Earth’s surface. The launch is scheduled for this fall.