Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB),
Cancer Diagnosis Program Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA
Dr. Lokesh Agrawal is a Program Director at Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) and directs and leads Biospecimen Research and Biobanking projects. Currently he leads an NCI Biospecimen Research program on “Integrating Biospecimen Science Approaches into Clinical Assay Development” and works on Cancer Moonshot Biobanking Project under the 21st century Cures Act that is collecting longitudinal biospecimens from ~1000 cancer patients. Dr. Agrawal has expertise in biomarker development, clinical laboratory science and regulatory experience to strengthen BBRB programs. He is actively involved in designing biomarker plans for NCI clinical trials in collaboration with Clinical Trials and Evaluation Program (CTEP) of NCI. He is also engaged in several programs on cancer technology development, low-cost technology global health programs and physical sciences and oncology.