In 1993, a population-based Multiethnic Cohort Study (MEC) was initiated.
We began to enroll thousands of Los Angeles area residents in a long term
study designated to examine the link between lifestyle and cancer in ethnic
groups. This was the first serious attempt to enroll African Americans, Latinos,and Asian groups in such a study and Los Angeles County
was the perfect place to do it.
The MEC is the only study of its kind and one of the three
largest ongoing cohort studies in the world.
This website created and maintained by Sophia Gomez
University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine