Shabbir Alibhai

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.
Support Care Cancer. 2012 Nov;20(11):2755-64
Teuffel O, Cheng S, Ethier MC, Diorio C, Martino J, Mayo C, Wing R, Sung L, Alibhai SM
Med Decis Making. 2012 Jul-Aug;32(4):616-26
Feldman-Stewart D, Tong C, Siemens R, Alibhai S, Pickles T, Robinson J, Brundage MD
JAMA. 2012 Jan 18;307(3):255-6
Alibhai SM, Yun L, Cheung AM, Paszat L
J Urol. 2012 Feb;187(2):398-404
Yap SA, Alibhai SM, Abouassaly R, Timilshina N, Finelli A
Ann Intern Med. 2011 Nov 15;155(10):668-79, W205
Slatkovska L, Alibhai SM, Beyene J, Hu H, Demaras A, Cheung AM
Cancer. 2012 Apr 1;118(7):1940-5
Timilshina N, Breunis H, Alibhai S
BJU Int. 2012 May;109(10):1503-9
Soeyonggo T, Warde P, Fleshner N, Timilshina N, Alibhai SM
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 10;29(26):3500-2
Alibhai SM



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