Antonio Agudo specialises in preventive medicine and public health. He graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Barcelona and holds a Master in Clinical Epidemiology from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He completed his doctorate at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a thesis in public health and biomedical research methodology. He began work on cancer epidemiology studies by monitoring cases of lung cancer, mesothelioma and cancer of the head and neck and he has been involved in the multicentre study European Research in Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) since 1999. Currently, he works at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Unit of Nutrition, Environment and Cancer as a senior researcher. His research focuses on the relationship between cancer and nutritional factors, lifestyle and genetic susceptibility, as well as clinical epidemiology. Currently, he is part of the team coordinating EPIC, which analyses risk factors in 500 000 men and women from ten European countries, based on diet, physical activity and toxics ingested.