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 Geriatr Oncol. 2017 Jun 06;:
Puts MTE, Sattar S, Ghodraty-Jabloo V, Hsu T, Fitch M, Szumacher E, Ayala AP, Alibhai SMH
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2017 Apr 08;:
Salem S, Komisarenko M, Timilshina N, Martin L, Grewal R, Alibhai S, Finelli A
World J Urol. 2017 Feb 15;:
Young JW, Sutradhar R, Rangrej J, Marras C, Fleshner N, Alibhai SM
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2017 Feb 03;:
Alibhai SM, Zukotynski K, Walker-Dilks C, Emmenegger U, Finelli A, Morgan SC, Hotte SJ, Winquist E, Cancer Care Ontario Genitourinary Cancer Disease Site Group
J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan 20;34(3_suppl):92
Sattar S, McWatters K, Lee K, Kulik M, Macdonald ME, Jang RW, Amir E, Krzyzanowska MK, Leighl NB, Fitch M, Joshua AM, Warde PR, Tourangeau A, Alibhai SM
BMC Nephrol. 2017 Jan 26;18(1):37
Kontos P, Alibhai SM, Miller KL, Brooks D, Colobong R, Parsons T, Jassal SV, Thomas A, Binns M, Naglie G
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):4640
Alibhai SM, Breunis H, Timilshina N, Duff Canning S, Fleshner N, Krahn M, Tannock I, Tomlinson GA, Warde PR, Naglie G
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):4530
Seruga B, Horgan AM, Pond GR, Alibhai SM, Amir E, De Wit R, Eisenberger MA, Tannock I
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):9088
Mohamedali HZ, Breunis H, Brandwein J, Li M, Timilshina N, Minden M, Tomlinson GA, 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