The Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) is part of Oxford Population Health in the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.
CEU has over 60 staff and research students. The Unit specialises in large-scale and collaborative studies of lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer, and for other common diseases of adult life such as heart disease, fractures and dementia. We aim to provide reliable evidence that answers outstanding questions about public health, and the health of individuals.
If you are interested in accessing data from the Million Women Study please visit our data access page.
Obituary – Professor Dame Valerie Beral, 28 July 1946 – 26 August 2022
14 September 2022
Epidemiologist who resolved important questions about women’s health
Novel approach identifies new blood biomarker for lung cancer risk
7 September 2022
A newly-published study combines traditional epidemiological techniques with genetic approaches to identify a new blood biomarker of lung cancer risk
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