National Partnerships

The Institute for Cancer Research is involved in national projects that impact the future of cancer research. See below for what projects are ongoing.

Fredrick National Labs

The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public's interest.

The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium

The Big Ten Cancer Centers have united to transform the conduct of cancer research through collaborative, hypothesis-driven, highly translational oncology trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of Big Ten universities. The goal of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium is to create a unique team-research culture to drive science rapidly from ideas to new approaches to cancer treatment. Within this innovative environment, today’s research leaders collaborate with and mentor the research leaders of tomorrow with the unified goal of improving the lives of all patients with cancer.

Together, the Big Ten cancer centers:

  • support the work of 2,600 cancer researchers,
  • care for more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, and
  • enroll 20,000 patient volunteers on cancer clinical trials.