The Cancer Epidemiology Unit is part of the Nuffield Department of Population Health of the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.

With 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. Our aim is to provide reliable evidence to help answer outstanding questions about public health, and the health of individuals.