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.
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 Dec 04;15(1):124
Trinh L, Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Sabiston CM, Berry SR, Loblaw A, Alibhai SMH, Jones JM, Faulkner GE
J Geriatr Oncol. 2018 Nov 09;:
Rowbottom L, Loucks A, Jin R, Breunis H, Syed AT, Watt S, Timilshina N, Puts M, Yokom D, Berger A, Alibhai SMH
BMC Cancer. 2018 Oct 23;18(1):1031
Alibhai SMH, Ritvo P, Santa Mina D, Sabiston C, Krahn M, Tomlinson G, Matthew A, Lukka H, Warde P, Durbano S, O'Neill M, Culos-Reed SN
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Oct 16;:e12933
Eng L, Pringle D, Su J, Espin-Garcia O, Niu C, Mahler M, Halytskyy O, Charow R, Lam C, Shani RM, Villeneuve J, Tiessen K, Dobriyal A, Zarrin A, Vennettilli A, Brown MC, Alibhai SMH, Howell D, Jones JM, Selby P, Xu W, Liu G
Lancet Oncol. 2018 Sep;19(9):e433-e436
Mina DS, Langelier D, Adams SC, Alibhai SMH, Chasen M, Campbell KL, Oh P, Jones JM, Chang E
BMC Nephrol. 2018 Aug 06;19(1):195
Kontos P, Grigorovich A, Colobong R, Miller KL, Nesrallah GE, Binns MA, Alibhai SMH, Parsons T, Jassal SV, Thomas A, Naglie G
J Geriatr Oncol. 2018 Jul 21;:
Sattar S, Alibhai SMH, Brennenstuhl S, Kulik M, MacDonald ME, McWatters K, Lee K, Jang R, Amir E, Krzyzanowska MK, Joshua AM, Monette J, Wan-Chow-Wah D, Puts MTE

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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