Ilana Cass, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Ilana Cass is Professor and Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  She also serves as an Institutional Review Board Chair for clinical research.  She completed her Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Dr. Cass has received grant funding from the American Cancer Society – California Division, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Career Development Award from the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of California and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.  Dr Cass completed her fellowship in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women in 2013.

Dr. Cass is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncology and she serves on the Genetics Editorial Board, Breast and Ovarian cancer working group for the NCI Physician Data Query comprehensive cancer database and she also serves on the Gynecologic Oncology Group Cancer Prevention and Control subcommittee.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.