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

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


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.
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.


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.


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.
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.

Clinical Trials Search

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