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.
Adiposity and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women: Results from the UK Biobank prospective cohort.
Guo W. et al, (2018), Int J Cancer, 143, 1037 - 1046
Coffee and Tea Consumption and the Contribution of Their Added Ingredients to Total Energy and Nutrient Intakes in 10 European Countries: Benchmark Data from the Late 1990s.
Landais E. et al, (2018), Nutrients, 10
Circulating anti-Müllerian hormone and breast cancer risk: A study in ten prospective cohorts.
Ge W. et al, (2018), Int J Cancer, 142, 2215 - 2226
Air pollution and incidence of cancers of the stomach and the upper aerodigestive tract in the European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE).
Nagel G. et al, (2018), Int J Cancer
Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption: combined analysis of individual-participant data for 599 912 current drinkers in 83 prospective studies.
Wood AM. et al, (2018), Lancet, 391, 1513 - 1523