Heather L Hampel, MS, LGC

Heather Hampel


College of Medicine

Academic Title


Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Leadership Title

Associate Director, Division of Human Genetics

Associate Director, Biospecimen Research

Director, Biospecimen Services Shared Resource Biorepository

Professor - Clinical, Internal Medicine

Licensed Genetic Counselor

Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, is a professor and associate director of the Division of Human Genetics at Ohio State, and a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, where she also serves as associate director for biospecimen research.

Ms. Hampel’s research focuses on screening for Lynch syndrome (LS) in colorectal and endometrial cancer patients. She also is investigating the prevalence of hereditary cancer syndromes among unselected colorectal and endometrial cancer patients. She has an interest in improving cascade testing among at-risk relatives of patients diagnosed with hereditary cancer conditions.

One of her recent studies revealed that, in addition to being used in screening for primary tumors, metastatic tissue can be used to screen for LS and mismatch-repair deficiency in cancer. Another recent study found that tumor sequencing could replace all other screening tests for Lynch syndrome among colorectal cancer patients.

Ms. Hampel has co-authored many articles in well-respected publications, including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Oncology, Cancer, Familial Cancer, Genetics in Medicine and Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


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