Shabbir Alibhai, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Our team focuses on research in cancer in older adults (geriatric oncology). The major diseases we study are prostate cancer and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). We also study ways to improve cancer care in vulnerable/complex older adults.  Our major projects include:

1) Examining the impact of androgen deprivation therapy (hormone therapy) on health outcomes (including quality of life, physical function, cognitive function and bone health).

2) Clinical trials examining the role of exercise in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy to improve quality of life, fatigue, and physical fitness.

3) A clinical trial and knowledge translation project examining ways to improve bone health care in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy.

4) Understanding the value of geriatric assessment in older patients with cancer using both randomized trials and knowledge translation approaches.

5) Dr. Alibhai's graduate students are examining a variety of cancer-related issues, including the role of active surveillance in men with prostate cancer, the value of exercise and wearable technology in reducing sedentary behaviour and improving fatigue in people with cancer, and implementation of geriatric assessment in older adults with cancer in Canada.
Leukemia. 2018 Jun 08;:
Timilshina N, Breunis H, Tomlinson GA, Brandwein JM, Buckstein R, Durbano S, Alibhai SMH
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 Jun 07;15(1):49
Trinh L, Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Sabiston CM, Berry SR, Loblaw A, Alibhai SMH, Jones JM, Faulkner GE
Support Care Cancer. 2018 May 29;:
Eng L, Pringle D, Su J, Shen X, Mahler M, Niu C, Charow R, Tiessen K, Lam C, Halytskyy O, Naik H, Hon H, Irwin M, Pat V, Gonos C, Chan C, Villeneuve J, Harland L, Shani RM, Brown MC, Selby P, Howell D, Xu W, Liu G, Alibhai SMH, Jones JM
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2018 May 18;:
Szumacher E, Sattar S, Neve M, Do K, Ayala AP, Gray M, Lee J, Alibhai S, Puts M
J Geriatr Oncol. 2018 Apr 06;:
Alibhai SMH, Jin R, Loucks A, Yokom DW, Watt S, Puts M, Timilshina N, Berger A
PeerJ. 2018;6:e4591
Moreira DO, Alibhai SK, Jewell ZC, da Cunha CJ, Seibert JB, Gatti A
Ann Intern Med. 2018 Mar 20;168(6):459-460
Alibhai SMH, Zukotynski K, Walker-Dilks C
Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar 12;:
Tsang DS, Jones JM, Samadi O, Shah S, Mitsakakis N, Catton CN, Jeon W, To J, Breunis H, Alibhai SMH
J Urol. 2018 Mar 09;:
Perlis N, Krahn MD, Boehme KE, Alibhai SM, Jamal M, Finelli A, Sridhar SS, Chung P, Gandhi R, Jones J, Tomlinson G, Bremner KE, Kulkarni G

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Staff Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, and the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
Research Scientist, Canadian Cancer Society