Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Rena Kass, MD

Rena Kass, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Disease Teams:
Breast Cancer
Survivorship
rbk11@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Breast
  • Therapeutics
  • Neoplasms
  • Surgeons
  • Biopsy
  • Neoplasm Antigens
  • Dendritic Cells
  • Decision Making
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Clinical Trials

Nurse AMIE: A Tablet Based Supportive Care Platform in Metastatic Breast Cancer (AMIE = Addressing Metastatic Individuals Everyday)
Impact of Prehabilitation in Oncology Via Exercise - Breast Cancer
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)

Recent Publications

2020

Lewcun, JA, Pameijer, C, Kass, R, Cream, L, Hershock, D, Brooks, AJ & Dodge, DG 2020, 'Doxorubicin, paclitaxel, and cisplatin based chemotherapy for the treatment of angiosarcoma: Two case reports', International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol. 68, pp. 83-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2020.02.036
Vidt, ME, Potochny, J, Dodge, D, Green, M, Sturgeon, K, Kass, R & Schmitz, KH 2020, 'The influence of mastectomy and reconstruction on residual upper limb function in breast cancer survivors', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 182, no. 3, pp. 531-541. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05717-z

2019

Schmitz, KH, Zhang, X, Winkels, R, Schleicher, E, Mathis, K, Doerksen, S, Cream, L, Rosenberg, J, Kass, R, Farnan, M, Halpin-Murphy, P, Suess, R, Zucker, D & Hayes, M 2020, 'Developing “Nurse AMIE”: A tablet-based supportive care intervention for women with metastatic breast cancer', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 232-236. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5301

2018

Sun, SX, Bostanci, Z, Kass, RB, Mancino, AT, Rosenbloom, AL, Klimberg, VS & Bland, KI 2018, Breast physiology: Normal and abnormal development and function. in The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases. Elsevier Inc., pp. 37-56.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-35955-9.00003-9
Sasaki, J, Geletzke, A, Kass, RB, Klimberg, VS, Copeland, EM & Bland, KI 2018, Etiology and management of benign breast disease. in The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases. Elsevier Inc., pp. 79-92.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-35955-9.00005-2

2016

Boughey, JC, Attai, DJ, Chen, SL, Cody, HS, Dietz, JR, Feldman, SM, Greenberg, CC, Kass, RB, Landercasper, J, Lemaine, V, MacNeill, F, Margenthaler, JA, Song, DH, Staley, AC, Wilke, LG, Willey, SC & Yao, KA 2016, 'Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Consensus Statement from the American Society of Breast Surgeons: Additional Considerations and a Framework for Shared Decision Making', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 3106-3111. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5408-8
Boughey, JC, Attai, DJ, Chen, SL, Cody, HS, Dietz, JR, Feldman, SM, Greenberg, CC, Kass, RB, Landercasper, J, Lemaine, V, MacNeill, F, Song, DH, Staley, AC, Wilke, LG, Willey, SC, Yao, KA & Margenthaler, JA 2016, 'Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) Consensus Statement from the American Society of Breast Surgeons: Data on CPM Outcomes and Risks', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 3100-3105. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5443-5

Clinical Trials Search


Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)