Tim Key, CEU

Professor Tim Key

Role and contribution

Professor Key leads the Oxford cohort in EPIC and he and his group contribute to the case ascertainment and verification (WP1.1, 1.2) and the analysis of the nutrient data in WP2.1,2.2 and 2.3.

Scientific Profile

Prof Key's main interests are the roles of diet and hormones in the aetiology of cancer and other chronic diseases, particularly cancers of the breast, prostate and colon.  He currently works mostly on the EPIC, as the principal investigator of the Oxford cohort of 60,000 subjects and the chairman of the EPIC prostate cancer group.  He also chairs the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group, which conducts pooled analyses of the world-wide data on endogenous hormones and breast cancer risk, and is a member of the UK Department of Health's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.