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 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
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):9085
Timilshina N, Breunis H, Alibhai SM
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):e19555
O'Neill S, Fisher-Schlombs K, Breunis H, Culos-Reed SN, Klepin HD, Brandwein J, Tomlinson GA, Alibhai SM
J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jul 15;22(14_suppl):8277
Kermalli H, Schattner A, Vikas G, Schumacher A, Berdel WE, Brandwein J, Minden MD, Schuh A, Wells RW, Alibhai SM
J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jul 15;22(14_suppl):8273
Schattner AJ, Kermalli H, Gupta V, Brandwein J, Schimmer AD, Schuh A, Wells RW, Minden MD, Alibhai SM
J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jul 15;22(14_suppl):8183
Alibhai SM, Schumacher A, Kuchler T, Kermalli H, Schattner A, Gupta V, Brandwein J, Minden MD, Schuh A, Wells RW

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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