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.
Urinary Melatonin in Relation to Breast Cancer Risk: Nested Case-Control Analysis in the DOM Study and Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies.
Wong ATY. et al, (2021), Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 30, 97 - 103
Circulating insulin-like growth factor-I, total and free testosterone concentrations and prostate cancer risk in 200,000 men in UK Biobank
Watts EL. et al, (2020), International Journal of Cancer
Meat intake and cancer risk: prospective analyses in UK Biobank.
Knuppel A. et al, (2020), Int J Epidemiol, 49, 1540 - 1552
Circulating Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Concentrations and Risk of 30 Cancers: Prospective Analyses in UK Biobank.
Knuppel A. et al, (2020), Cancer Res, 80, 4014 - 4021
A Genetic Risk Score to Personalize Prostate Cancer Screening, Applied to Population Data.
Huynh-Le M-P. et al, (2020), Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 29, 1731 - 1738