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 (Addressing Malignancies in Individuals Everyday) in Rural PA and WV
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)