Exercise for men on hormone therapy

Launched: October 9, 2019
Length: 17 minutes
Presenter: Dr Shabbir Alibhai, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Webinar overview: Hormone therapy is used to slow cancer growth by blocking male sex hormones. In this webinar, Dr Shabbir Alibhai describes how exercise can help reduce the side effects of hormone therapy, including fatigue, muscle loss and reduced bone density. He explains what types of exercise are the most effective and discusses some of the most current research in the field.


Dr Alibhai is a professor in the department of medicine at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and at the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He is a staff physician in the division of general internal medicine and geriatrics at University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, a senior scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and a former research scientist of the Canadian Cancer Society. His research interests are in geriatric oncology, particularly the impact of disease and treatment on quality of life and function of people with prostate cancer, the value of geriatric assessment in older adults with cancer, and randomized trials of exercise to improve outcomes in older adults with cancer. Since 2015 he has been the medical lead for the geriatric oncology program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada’s largest academic cancer centre.

Dr Shabbir Alibhai
Dr Shabbir Alibhai

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