Against All Odds -Prehabilitation in Urologic Cancer Surgery

2019-09-18 03:27:34 | BioPortfolio


Despite knowledge about the effect of preventive measures in lifestyle, smoking,nutrition, alcohol and physical activity (SNAP), there is a lack of systematic assessment of the overall lifestyle of the patient before surgery and knowledge about how lifestyle interventions can be organized in connection with cancer surgery. The intention with prehabilitation is to optimize the individual's risk factors and personal burdens that can affect the clinical and patient reported outcomes after surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of intensive SNAP interventions compared to treatment as usual (TAU) in ptt undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy before radical cystectomy on postoperative complications.


The study is a multicenter randomised controlled trial involving 110 bladder cancer patients screened positive for at least 1 SNAP factor and undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy before radical cystectomy.

Patients allocated to the intervention group will receive five counselling sessions in 6 weeks including an integrated prehabilitation program covering the time period until surgery tailored to meet the individual patient's need for risk reduction. Patients are ensured that they are free to access support to lifestyle changes in the community.

Study Design


Postoperative Complications




Not yet recruiting


Bispebjerg Hospital

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