What is the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research?

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center dedicated to the application of biomedical science and technology to improve human health. FNLCR scientists conduct basic, translational and applied research, create new technologies, and collaborate with government, industry and academic colleagues to support the National Cancer Institute and other Institutes of the National Institutes of Health.

The Cancer Imaging Informatics Lab at FNLCR directs The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) project with the objective to increase public availability of high quality cancer imaging datasets for research, to support NIH data sharing requirements for the cancer imaging community, to enhance reproducibility in research, and to create a culture of open data sharing and collaboration among cancer imaging researchers.

The Cancer Imaging Informatics Lab also supports the development of new technologies and methodologies such as clinical imaging de-identification and curation, radiomics and image characterization, AI and deep learning, and integrative, multi-disciplinary data analysis (e.g. radiogenomics).