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.
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Oct;15(10):1208-1215
Puts MTE, Sattar S, Fossat T, Fitch MI, Macdonald GJ, Hsu T, Szumacher E, Stephens DA, Robinson J, Macdonald D, Choate AS, Pitters E, Liu B, Jeffs L, McGilton KS, Alibhai SMH
J Geriatr Oncol. 2017 Aug 31;:
Puts MTE, Alibhai SMH
JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Aug 24;6(8):e165
Ritvo P, Obadia M, Santa Mina D, Alibhai S, Sabiston C, Oh P, Campbell K, McCready D, Auger L, Jones JM
J Geriatr Oncol. 2017 Aug 19;:
Sattar S, Alibhai SMH, Fitch M, Krzyzanowska M, Leighl N, Puts MTE
Ann Hematol. 2017 Aug 14;:
Samadi O, Breunis H, Sandoval J, Akilan K, Timilshina N, Alibhai SMH
Ann Intern Med. 2017 Aug 08;:
Alibhai SMH, Zukotynski K, Walker-Dilks C, Emmenegger U, Finelli A, Morgan SC, Hotte SJ, Tomlinson GA, Winquist E
Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jul 25;:
Puts MTE, Sattar S, Kulik M, MacDonald ME, McWatters K, Lee K, Brennenstuhl S, Jang R, Amir E, Krzyzanowska MK, Joshua AM, Monette J, Wan-Chow-Wah D, Alibhai SMH
J Cancer Educ. 2017 Jun 24;:
Leifer R, Bristow B, Puts M, Alibhai S, Cao X, Millar BA, Giuliani M, Hsu T, Trudeau M, Mehta R, Menjak I, Norris M, Liu B, Gallant F, Szumacher E
Oncol Nurs Forum. 2017 Jul 01;44(4):E152-E167
Ghodraty Jabloo V, Alibhai SMH, Fitch M, Tourangeau AE, Ayala AP, Puts MTE



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