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. 2012 Feb 10;30(5_suppl):16
Alibhai SM, Breunis H, Timilshina N, Tomlinson GA, Duff Canning S, Fleshner NE, Krahn M, Tannock I, Warde PR, Naglie G
J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 20;27(15_suppl):9526
Breunis H, Timilshina N, Tomlinson G, Naglie G, Tannock I, Fleshner N, Krahn M, Duff Canning S, Warde P, Alibhai S
J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 20;27(15_suppl):9631
Alibhai SM, Duong-Hua M, Sutradhar R, Cheung AM, Fleshner NE, Warde P, Paszat L
J Cancer Educ. 2016 Nov 29;
Mohamedali M, Sandoval J, Thiruvarooran V, Stacey H, O'Neill M, Breunis H, Timilshina N, Durbano S, Alibhai SM
Neurology. 2016 Nov 23;:
Kapral MK, Fang J, Alibhai SM, Cram P, Cheung AM, Casaubon LK, Prager M, Stamplecoski M, Rashkovan B, Austin PC
Support Care Cancer. 2016 Nov 9;
Puts MT, Sattar S, McWatters K, Lee K, Kulik M, MacDonald ME, Jang R, Amir E, Krzyzanowska MK, Leighl N, Fitch M, Joshua AM, Warde P, Tourangeau AE, Alibhai SM
Curr Oncol. 2016 Oct;23(5):e443-e453
Krahn MD, Bremner KE, Luo J, Tomlinson G, Alibhai SM
Can Urol Assoc J. 2016 Sep-Oct;10(9-10):E342-E346
Richard PO, Alibhai SM, Panzarella T, Klotz L, Komisarenko M, Fleshner NE, Urbach D, Finelli A
Can Urol Assoc J. 2016 Sep-Oct;10(9-10):333-338
Richard PO, Alibhai SM, Panzarella T, Klotz L, Komisarenko M, Fleshner NE, Urbach D, Finelli A

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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