Clinical Science includes Moffitt’s extensive patient care activities. Clinical science research involves the clinical trials that look at new treatments and prevention strategies to fight cancer. Research involves determining if new drugs and new treatments will work in patients, while ensuring the safety of the patient. Depending on the phase of trial, researchers may be testing the safety of a drug, or the effectiveness of a drug to do what it is supposed to do, like hit a particular target or gene, to shrink the tumor. Academically, our physicians are placed within this division and are part of our numerous clinical departments focused on patient care and outcomes.