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. 2016 May 5;
Presley CJ, Dotan E, Soto-Perez-de-Celis E, Jatoi A, Mohile SG, Won E, Alibhai S, Kilari D, Harrison R, Klepin HD, Wildes TM, Mustian K, Demark-Wahnefried W
J Geriatr Oncol. 2016 May 31;
Kilari D, Soto-Perez-de-Celis E, Mohile SG, Alibhai SM, Presley CJ, Wildes TM, Klepin HD, Demark-Wahnefried W, Jatoi A, Harrison R, Won E, Mustian KM
Eur J Cancer. 2016 Jul;61:29-35
Vera-Badillo FE, Napoleone M, Krzyzanowska MK, Alibhai SM, Chan AW, Ocana A, Seruga B, Templeton AJ, Amir E, Tannock IF
Urology. 2016 Jul;93:77-85
Bhindi B, Xie WY, Kulkarni GS, Hamilton RJ, Nesbitt M, Finelli A, Zlotta AR, Evans A, van der Kwast TH, Alibhai SM, Trachtenberg J, Fleshner NE
Br J Haematol. 2016 Jul;174(1):88-101
Buckstein R, Wells RA, Zhu N, Leitch HA, Nevill TJ, Yee KW, Leber B, Sabloff M, St Hilaire E, Kumar R, Geddes M, Shamy A, Storring J, Kew A, Elemary M, Levitt M, Lenis M, Mamedov A, Zhang L, Rockwood K, Alibhai SM
J Geriatr Oncol. 2016 Mar;7(2):81-9
Manokumar T, Aziz S, Breunis H, Rizvi SF, Joshua AM, Tannock IF, Alibhai SM
Curr Oncol. 2015 Dec;22(6):374-84
Mina DS, Petrella A, Currie KL, Bietola K, Alibhai SM, Trachtenberg J, Ritvo P, Matthew AG
Support Care Cancer. 2016 May;24(5):2035-45
Ghodraty-Jabloo V, Alibhai SM, Breunis H, Puts MT



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