PERSPECTIVE PAPERPhysical Therapy Evaluation and Management of Cancer-Related Low Back Pain: A PerspectiveBerengut, Emil PT, DPT, MSW, OCSAuthor Information Manager, Physical Therapy Department, New York University, Student Health Center, New York, NY Correspondence: Emil Berengut, PT, DPT, MSW, OCS, Physical Therapy Department, Student Health Center, New York University, New York, NY 10003 ([email protected]). The author has no conflicts of interest to declare. Rehabilitation Oncology: April 2020 - Volume 38 - Issue 2 - p 56-60 doi: 10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000162 Buy Metrics Abstract Patients living with cancer (PLWC) present with unique challenges for the rehabilitation professional. With recent advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer, the patients are surviving longer, leading to an increased focus on the quality of life and functional concerns such as low back pain (LBP). While physical therapy for patients with LBP has generated a progressively increasing amount of research, much of it has excluded PLWC in participant selection. A recent PubMed search revealed few rehabilitation studies that specifically investigated this problem in the oncologic population or included them among other participants. Thus, rehabilitation clinicians must rely on their clinical reasoning, experience, and information from the nononcologic populations to make optimal treatment decisions. The goals of this perspective are to discuss unique considerations and potential management strategies for cancer-related LBP. Furthermore, we hope to generate interest among clinicians and researchers of this topic. © 2019 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.