Dr Aurora Pérez-Cornago
BSc MSc PhD
Senior Nutritional Epidemiologist
Aurora Pérez-Cornago is a Nutritional Epidemiologist, whose main research interests are in identifying modifiable risk factors (particularly diet-related factors) for cancer and translating epidemiological evidence into strategies for prevention.
She mainly works on three major epidemiological studies (EPIC, UK Biobank and the Endogenous Hormones, Nutritional Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer Collaborative Group (EHNBPCCG)) to investigate risk factors underpinning prostate cancer. She leads several projects for the EHNBPCCG and EPIC, and she is the Principal Investigator of a project examining the mediating mechanisms linking anthropometric, lifestyle and dietary risk factors with cancer risk in the UK Biobank cohort study. She oversees the Oxford WebQ (a web-based dietary assessment tool developed in the unit) and creates new dietary resources for UK Biobank. Aurora is also Module Lead for Nutritional Epidemiology of the MSc in Global Health and Epidemiology.
She joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2015 after working as a Postdoctoral Nutritional Epidemiologist in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra (Spain). She holds a PhD in Food, Physiology and Health from the University of Navarra, and two master’s degrees, one in Public Health and another in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Association of circulating vitamin D with colorectal cancer depends on vitamin D-binding protein isoforms: A pooled nested case-control study
PEREZ-CORNAGO A., (2019), Journal of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Spectrum
Antibody Responses to Fusobacterium nucleatum Proteins in Prediagnostic Blood Samples are not Associated with Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer.
Butt J. et al, (2019), Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 28, 1552 - 1555
Pre-diagnostic plasma bile acid levels and colon cancer risk: A prospective study.
Kühn T. et al, (2019), J Natl Cancer Inst
Vitamin D-Related Genes, Blood Vitamin D Levels and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Western European Populations.
Fedirko V. et al, (2019), Nutrients, 11
Estimated Substitution of Tea or Coffee for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Was Associated with Lower Type 2 Diabetes Incidence in Case-Cohort Analysis across 8 European Countries in the EPIC-InterAct Study.
Imamura F. et al, (2019), J Nutr