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
  • Neoplasms
  • Surgeons
  • Biopsy
  • Neoplasm Antigens
  • Dendritic Cells
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Coronavirus
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes

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

2021

Meyers, C, Kass, R, Goldenberg, D, Milici, J, Alam, S & Robison, R 2021, 'Ethanol and isopropanol inactivation of human coronavirus on hard surfaces', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 107, pp. 45-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.09.026
Schmitz, KH, Schleicher, E, Doerksen, S, Truica, C, Cream, L, Kass, R, Farnan, M, Suess, R, Gordon, B, Zucker, D & Hayes, M 2021, 'Testing the acceptability and feasibility of a tablet-based supportive cancer platform for patients with metastatic breast cancer', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 410-413. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-021-01021-x

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
Meyers, C, Robison, R, Milici, J, Alam, S, Quillen, D, Goldenberg, D & Kass, R 2021, 'Lowering the transmission and spread of human coronavirus', Journal of Medical Virology, vol. 93, no. 3, pp. 1605-1612. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26514
Meyers, C, Robison, R, Milici, J, Alam, S, Quillen, D, Goldenberg, D & Kass, R 2021, 'Rebuttal to overinterpretation of the antiviral results for human coronavirus 229E relative to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 by Rowpar Pharmaceuticals', Journal of Medical Virology, vol. 93, no. 4, pp. 1903-1904. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26762
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

Clinical Trials Search


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