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, co-ordinates the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group, and is a member of the UK Department of Health’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
Do pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis share the same genetic risk factors? A PANcreatic Disease ReseArch (PANDoRA) consortium investigation.
Campa D. et al, (2018), International journal of cancer, 142, 290 - 296
Rare Variant Analysis of Human and Rodent Obesity Genes in Individuals with Severe Childhood Obesity
Hendricks AE. et al, (2017), Scientific Reports, 7
Prospective investigation of risk factors for prostate cancer in the UK Biobank cohort study.
Perez-Cornago A. et al, (2017), British Journal of Cancer, 117, 1562 - 1571
Fresh fruit consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: findings from the China Kadoorie Biobank
Du H. et al, (2017), International Journal of Epidemiology
Blood Metabolic Signatures of Body Mass Index: A Targeted Metabolomics Study in the EPIC Cohort.
Carayol M. et al, (2017), Journal of proteome research, 16, 3137 - 3146