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.
Body size and composition, physical activity and sedentary time in relation to endogenous hormones in pre- and post-menopausal women: findings from the UK Biobank
Tin Tin S. et al, (2020), International Journal of Cancer
Insulin-like growth factor-1, insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3, and breast cancer risk: observational and Mendelian randomization analyses with ∼430 000 women.
Murphy N. et al, (2020), Ann Oncol
Diet, nutrition, and cancer risk: what do we know and what is the way forward?
Key TJ. et al, (2020), BMJ, 368
Genome-wide Association Analysis in Humans Links Nucleotide Metabolism to Leukocyte Telomere Length.
Li C. et al, (2020), Am J Hum Genet, 106, 389 - 404
Physical activity and breast cancer risk: results from the UK Biobank prospective cohort.
Guo W. et al, (2020), Br J Cancer, 122, 726 - 732