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 and co-ordinates the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group.
Adult weight change and premenopausal breast cancer risk: a prospective pooled analysis of data from 628,463 women
KEY T., (2020), International Journal of Cancer
Measures of body fatness and height in early and mid-to-late adulthood and prostate cancer: risk and mortality in The Pooling Project of Prospective Studies of Diet and Cancer.
Genkinger JM. et al, (2020), Ann Oncol, 31, 103 - 114
A nutrient-wide association study for risk of prostate cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition and the Netherlands Cohort Study
KEY T. and PEREZ-CORNAGO A., (2019), European Journal of Nutrition
Risks of ischaemic heart disease and stroke in meat eaters, fish eaters, and vegetarians over 18 years of follow-up: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study.
Tong TYN. et al, (2019), BMJ, 366
Hematological parameters and prevalence of anemia in white and British Indian vegetarians and nonvegetarians in the UK Biobank.
Tong TYN. et al, (2019), Am J Clin Nutr, 110, 461 - 472