Assessing the Impact of Physical Therapy in the Pre-cystectomy Pathway in Patients With Bladder Cancer on Patient Outcomes


  • Org Study ID: LCCC2251
  • Secondary ID: N/A
  • NCT ID: NCT05978570
  • Sponsor: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center


This single-site, non-randomized, interventional study evaluates the impact of a physical therapy consultation for patients with bladder cancer scheduled for radical cystectomy (RC). The purpose of this study is to investigate whether consultation with a physical therapist and the development of a personally tailored exercise program in the pre-cystectomy period for patients with bladder cancer will result in reduced post-operative complications, morbidity, length of inpatient stay, improve readmission 30-day and 90-day and improve 90-day mortality. This study will be partially retrospective (pre-implementation of a physical therapy consultation order) and partially prospective.

  • Overall Status
  • Start Date
    August 27, 2023
  • Phase
    Not Applicable
  • Study Type


Primary Outcome 1 - Measure:

Primary Outcome 1 - Timeframe: N/A


  • Bladder Cancer


In order to participate in this study a subject must meet all of the eligibility criteria outlined below:
Inclusion Criteria:
1. Age ≥ 18 years at the time of bladder cancer diagnosis

- 2. History of bladder cancer

- 3. Performance of radical cystectomy
Exclusion Criteria:
1. No history of bladder cancer or radical cystectomy

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No


Name: Sasha Knowlton

Role: Principal Investigator

Affiliation: Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Overall Contact

Name: Sasha Knowlton

Phone: 984 974 0293



Facility Status Contact
Facility: Lineberger Comphrehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
United States
Status: Recruiting Contact: Contact
Sasha Knowlton

Principal Investigator
Sasha E Knowlton, MD