Have you and your family discussed your family’s medical history? Did you know that 10-15% of all cancers are familial, and 3% of all colorectal cancers are due to a syndrome called Lynch Syndrome? Having Lynch Syndrome puts you at an 80% increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. Tune into this webinar to learn more about Lynch Syndrome and other inherited syndromes as they relate to colorectal cancer.
Heather Hampel, MS, CGC
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
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. 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.
This webinar is made possible thanks to the generous support of Myriad Laboratories.
Links from the presentation:
- Surgeon General’s Health History Tool
- Family HealthLink
- familyPLZ! Spurs family to family and patient to physician conversations about colorectal cancer.
- What’s in YOUR Family Tree tool
View/download the slides from the May 21, 2014 webinar: