Professor Tim Key
- An investigation into cancer risk factors and mechanisms: a DPhil in molecular epidemiology
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU)
- Diet and risk of site-specific cancers in the Million Women Study: prospective research including 800,000 women
- Musculoskeletal health of vegetarians
- Prostate cancer epidemiology
- The molecular epidemiology of prostate cancer
BVM&S, MSc, DPhil
Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, CEU
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit
- MSc in Global Health Science module 9 lead: Nutritional Epidemiology
Tim Key has worked as a cancer epidemiologist at the University of Oxford since 1985. His main interests are the roles of diet and hormones in the aetiology of cancer, particularly cancers of the breast, prostate and colon, and the health status of vegetarians and vegans. He currently works mostly on the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), as the principal investigator of the Oxford cohort of 60,000 subjects, including 30,000 people who don’t eat meat. He is also chairman of the EPIC prostate cancer group, co-ordinates the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group, and is a member of the UK Department of Health’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
NMR metabolite profiles in male meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans, and comparison with MS metabolite profiles
SCHMIDT J. et al, (2021), Metabolites
Meat consumption and risk of 25 common conditions: outcome-wide analyses in 475,000 men and women in the UK Biobank study
Papier K. et al, (2021), BMC Medicine
Circulating insulin-like growth factor-I, total and free testosterone concentrations and prostate cancer risk in 200,000 men in UK Biobank
Watts EL. et al, (2020), International Journal of Cancer
Urinary melatonin in relation to breast cancer risk: nested case-control analysis in the DOM study and meta-analysis of prospective studies.
Wong ATY. et al, (2020), Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Diet, nutrition, and cancer risk: what do we know and what is the way forward?
Key TJ. et al, (2020), BMJ, 368