Professor Tim Key
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.
EAT-Lancet score and major health outcomes: the EPIC-Oxford study.
Knuppel A. et al, (2019), Lancet
Socioeconomic Effect of Education on Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Western Europe: An Update on the EPIC Cohorts Study.
Cirera L. et al, (2019), Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 28, 1089 - 1092
Letter: Veganism, vegetarianism, bone mineral density, and fracture risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Appleby PN. and Key TJA., (2019), Nutr Rev, 77
Mediation analysis of the alcohol-postmenopausal breast cancer relationship by sex hormones in the EPIC cohort.
Assi N. et al, (2019), International journal of cancer
The role of plasma microseminoprotein-beta in prostate cancer: an observational nested case-control and Mendelian randomization study in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition.
Smith Byrne K. et al, (2019), Ann Oncol