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
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Biopsy
  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Decision Making
  • Neoplasm Antigens
  • Dendritic Cells
  • Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Research
  • Needles

Clinical Trials

Impact of Prehabilitation in Oncology Via Exercise - Breast Cancer
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)

Recent Publications

2017

Sun, SX, Bostanci, Z, Kass, R, Mancino, AT, Rosenbloom, AL, Klimberg, VS & Bland, KI 2017, 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, R, Klimberg, VS, Copeland, EM & Bland, KI 2017, 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, R, 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, R, 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

2015

Schubart, JR, Farnan, MA & Kass, R 2015, 'Breast Cancer Surgery Decision-Making and African-American Women' Journal of Cancer Education, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 497-502. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-014-0725-8
Holmes, D, Colfry, A, Czerniecki, B, Dickson-Witmer, D, Francisco Espinel, C, Feldman, E, Gallagher, K, Greenup, R, Herrmann, V, Kuerer, H, Malik, M, Manahan, E, O’Neill, J, Patel, M, Sebastian, M, Wheeler, A & Kass, R 2015, 'Performance and Practice Guideline for the Use of Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy in the Management of Breast Cancer', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 3184-3190. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-015-4753-3
Manahan, E, Wang, L, Chen, S, Dickson-Witmer, D, Zhu, J, Holmes, D & Kass, R 2015, 'What is a Breast Surgeon Worth? A Salary Survey of the American Society of Breast Surgeons', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 3257-3263. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-015-4720-z

Clinical Trials Search


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