NCI at Frederick

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick is located within the city of Frederick, Maryland, approximately 36 miles north of the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  The Frederick campus occupies 68 acres of land and 109 buildings within the National Interagency Biodefense Campus at Fort Detrick


About Frederick

Founded in 1745, Frederick is a culturally vibrant historic city.  The city’s 50-block historic district includes beautiful 18th and 19th century architecture (including its famous “clustered spires”), museums, the Carroll Creek urban walkway, specialty shops, great restaurants, and diverse cultural arts offerings. 

Frederick County, the largest county in Maryland, offers the scenic Catoctin mountains and bright green pastures along with a highly rated public school system, a local calendar filled with special events and festivals, and more than 90 parks.  Frederick County is less than 1 hour from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and nearby Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harpers Ferry.  Visit the links below to learn more.


Nationally Recognized Schools

The Frederick County Public School (FCPS) system is one of the region’s leaders in virtually every measure of student achievement. 

  • In The Washington Post's 2013 Challenge Index, all Frederick County high schools ranked in the nation’s top 10% for encouraging students to take challenging Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests. 
  • All Frederick County high schools made Newsweek's 2013 list of America's Best High Schools.