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.
The associations of anthropometric, behavioural and sociodemographic factors with circulating concentrations of IGF-I, IGF-II, IGFBP-1, IGFBP-2, and IGFBP-3 in a pooled analysis of 16,024 men from 22 studies.
Watts EL. et al, (2019), Int J Cancer
Circulating insulin-like growth factor I in relation to melanoma risk in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition.
Bradbury KE. et al, (2019), Int J Cancer, 144, 957 - 966
Intake of individual fatty acids and risk of prostate cancer in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition.
Perez-Cornago A. et al, (2019), Int J Cancer
Vegetarian diets and risk of hospitalisation or death with diabetes in British adults: results from the EPIC-Oxford study.
Papier K. et al, (2019), Nutr Diabetes, 9
Association of menopausal characteristics and risk of coronary heart disease: a pan-European case-cohort analysis.
Dam V. et al, (2019), Int J Epidemiol