Heather Hampel

Cancer Genetic Counselor; Professor, Division of Human Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine

Heather Hampel

Wexner Medical Center
Phone: 614-293-6694
Email: heather.hampel@osumc.edu
Website: http://go.osu.edu/hhampel
Topics: cancer

Specialty Interests
Clinical Cancer Genetics
Lynch syndrome (Hereditary Colon and Uterine Cancer

Clinical Interests
Ms. Hampel has been a cancer genetic counselor since 1995 and is a faculty member in the Division of Human Genetics. Her clinical duties include providing comprehensive cancer genetic consultations to individuals and families with a history of cancer. Cancer Genetic consultation requires tremendous documentation of cancers in the family, risk assessment, screening recommendations, and incorporation of genetic testing as necessary. Over 400 individuals/families are seen each year in the Clinical Cancer Genetics clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-6694 or toll free at 1-888-329-1654. Click here to request appointment online.

Research Interests
Ms. Hampel's research interests include screening all colorectal and endometrial cancer patients for Lynch syndrome, the American Founder Mutation (exon 1-6 deletion in MSH2) as a cause of Lynch syndrome, and the etiology of MSI-negative familial colorectal cancers. Ms. Hampel is currently serving a 5 year term on the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) and has been elected to serve as the President of ABGC for 2009.

Lynch Syndrome Video

Education
BS, Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, 1993
MS, Human Genetics, Sarah Lawrence College, New York, 1995

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