A shared national resource

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research offers a collection of biomedical services, technologies, repositories, and expertise for use by extramural researchers. We have a mix of free and at-cost resources.  

Cancer researchers can access the more than 15 million biological specimens, frozen tumor samples, research reagents, and genetically engineered mouse models of human cancers at the Frederick National Laboratory.  

We offer 27 technical services that provide access to assays, cell lines, and other products for HIV, cancer, and biomedical research. We operate facilities with dedicated services funded through the National Cancer Institute. 

Many of our programs make innovations available to the community, including data sets, algorithms, standardizations, characterizations, and assays. 

User Facilities

The Frederick National Laboratory houses and manages specialized technology user facilities available to the cancer research community. Our team of scientists supports users' research projects while conducting studies of their own to optimize techniques and technologies and advance the field.