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.
Coffee and tea consumption and risk of prostate cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.
Sen A. et al, (2019), Int J Cancer, 144, 240 - 250
Risk prediction for estrogen receptor-specific breast cancers in two large prospective cohorts.
Li K. et al, (2018), Breast Cancer Res, 20
Discovery of common and rare genetic risk variants for colorectal cancer.
Huyghe JR. et al, (2018), Nat Genet
Circulating isoflavone and lignan concentrations and prostate cancer risk: a meta-analysis of individual participant data from seven prospective studies including 2,828 cases and 5,593 controls.
Perez-Cornago A. et al, (2018), Int J Cancer, 143, 2677 - 2686
KIM-1 as a Blood-Based Marker for Early Detection of Kidney Cancer: A Prospective Nested Case-Control Study.
Scelo G. et al, (2018), Clin Cancer Res, 24, 5594 - 5601