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.
Intakes of major food groups in China and UK: results from 100,000 adults in the China Kadoorie biobank and UK biobank.
Papier K. et al, (2022), Eur J Nutr
Pan-cancer analysis of pre-diagnostic blood metabolite concentrations in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.
Breeur M. et al, (2022), BMC Med, 20
Circulating free testosterone and risk of aggressive prostate cancer: Prospective and Mendelian randomisation analyses in international consortia.
Watts EL. et al, (2022), Int J Cancer, 151, 1033 - 1046
Meat, vegetables and health - interpreting the evidence.
Tong TYN. et al, (2022), Nat Med, 28, 2001 - 2002
Evaluation of the New Individual Fatty Acid Dataset for UK Biobank: Analysis of Intakes and Sources in 207,997 Participants
PEREZ-CORNAGO A. et al, (2022), Nutrients