Professor Jane Green
BA, BM BCh, DPhil
Professor of Epidemiology
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit
- MSc in Global Health Science module 1 lead: Introduction to Global Health Science
My research focusses on identification of hormonal and other risk factors for cancer and other common and serious conditions of middle and older age in women. I am co-principal investigator for the Million Women Study, a very large cohort study of women’s health, which includes over 1.3 million UK women whose health we have followed since recruitment in 1996-2001. Major findings include increased risk of breast cancer in women using different types of hormone replacement therapy; studies of body size (obesity, height) and risk of cancer, heart disease and fractures; and assessment of the risks of long-term smoking in women. My current research includes studies of risk factors for dementia, osteoporosis and fractures, and for bowel and oesophageal cancers. I lead the Cancer Epidemiology Unit’s Cancer Screening Programmes Research Group, with studies of bowel, breast and cervical cancers, using screening programme information to investigate both the practice of screening and underlying disease mechanisms. Use of linked routinely-collected electronic health data is fundamental to our research and I am involved in several initiatives aiming to maximise the potential of such data for large-scale studies, including the UK Biobank, on whose Steering Committee I sit, and the MRC UK Dementias Research Platform.
Funding: Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council
Alcohol intake and Parkinson's disease risk in the million women study.
Kim IY. et al, (2020), Mov Disord, 35, 443 - 449
Body mass index in midlife and risk of attempted suicide and suicide: prospective study of 1 million UK women.
Geulayov G. et al, (2019), Psychol Med, 49, 2279 - 2286
Coffee and pancreatic cancer risk among never-smokers in the UK prospective Million Women Study.
Zhou CD. et al, (2019), Int J Cancer, 145, 1484 - 1492
Adult cancer risk in women who were breastfed as infants: large UK prospective study.
Yang TO. et al, (2019), Eur J Epidemiol, 34, 863 - 870
Body mass index and use and costs of primary care services among women aged 55-79 years in England: a cohort and linked data study.
Kent S. et al, (2019), Int J Obes (Lond), 43, 1839 - 1848