Next VegMed: April 20-22, 2018

Timothy Key

Principal Investigator of the Oxford cohort of EPIC
University of Oxford, UK

Tim Key trained in veterinary medicine, nutrition and epidemiology, and has worked as a cancer epidemiologist at the University of Oxford since 1985. His main interests are the roles of diet, hormones and growth factors 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 EPIC-Prostate and the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group, co-principal investigator of the Endogenous Hormones, Nutritional Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer Collaborative Group, and a member of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.

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