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 and co-ordinates the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group.
Diet and colorectal cancer in UK Biobank: a prospective study.
Bradbury KE. et al, (2019), Int J Epidemiol
Comparison of Major Protein-Source Foods and Other Food Groups in Meat-Eaters and Non-Meat-Eaters in the EPIC-Oxford Cohort.
Papier K. et al, (2019), Nutrients, 11
Mediation analysis of the alcohol-postmenopausal breast cancer relationship by sex hormones in the EPIC cohort.
Assi N. et al, (2019), International journal of cancer
The role of plasma microseminoprotein-beta in prostate cancer: an observational nested case-control and Mendelian randomization study in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition.
Smith Byrne K. et al, (2019), Ann Oncol
Patterns in metabolite profile are associated with risk of more aggressive prostate cancer: a prospective study of 3057 matched case-control sets from EPIC.
Schmidt JA. et al, (2019), Int J Cancer