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Brief Title: Early Intervention for Impairments Identified During Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Patients With Bladder Cancer

A Pilot Study of Early Intervention for Impairments Identified During Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Patients With Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer


  • Org Study ID: LCCC 1946
  • Secondary ID: N/A
  • NCT ID: NCT04273724
  • Sponsor: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center


A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a set of tests used to evaluate a patient's medical, social, and functional status, and can identify impairments in these domains that may not be noticed otherwise. Prior studies have shown that a CGA can accurately predict which patients are more likely to have serious side effects from cancer treatment. However, it is unknown whether interventions can be done to address the impairments found during a CGA in order to reduce the risk of these side effects. This pilot study will test the feasibility of targeted interventions for deficits identified during a CGA in patients 65 years or older with bladder cancer that have not yet started treatment.


This study will enroll patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer that have not yet started systemic cancer treatment. The participants will complete a CGA and patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures at baseline. Based on any impairments found during the CGA, participants will be referred to specialists to help address these difficulties. Participants will complete the CGA and PRO measures again at 3 months and 1 year after the initial assessment. The goal of this study is to see if patients with advanced bladder cancer are interested in referrals to specialists to address their impairments, and whether participants attend those appointments.

  • Overall Status
  • Start Date
    January 21, 2020
  • Phase
    Not Applicable
  • Study Type


Primary Outcome 1 - Measure:

Primary Outcome 1 - Timeframe: N/A


  • Bladder Cancer


Inclusion Criteria:
* Age 65 years or older

- * Confirmed diagnosis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer

- * Plan to undergo systemic treatment but have not yet started therapy
Exclusion Criteria:
* Must be able to read English

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 65 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No


Name: Hyman Muss, MD

Role: Principal Investigator

Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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