Ilana Cass, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
North Tower Lower Level
Los Angeles, CA 90048





Ilana Cass, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • OB/GYN-Oncology

BRCA (Mutation, Positive, Carrier)

Cervical Cancers

Fallopian Tube Cancers

Gestational Trophoblast Disease

Ovarian Cancers

Pelvic Mass

Postmenopausal Bleeding

Uterine Cancers

Vaginal Cancers

Vulvar Cancers

Ilana Cass, MD, focuses her work on molecular biology of hereditary gynecologic malignancies. She has examined the clinical characteristics, phenotype and clinical outcome of gynecologic cancers that occur in familial genetic cancer syndromes as a result of hereditary genetic mutations such as the BRCA and DNA mismatch repair genes.

  • Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1991
  • Residency: Yale School of Medicine, 1995
  • Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center, 1998
  • California Division Research Grant in Ovarian Cancer, American Cancer Society, 2000
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, 2001, 2009
  • Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Career Development Award, 2001-03
  • Commendation for Research in Gynecologic Cancer, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 2002-06
  • CREOG Teaching Award in Obsterics and Gynecology, 2004, 2013
  • Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, 2008-12

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  • Lancaster JM, Powell CB, Kauff ND, Cass I, Chen LM, Lu KH, Mutch DG, Berchuck A, Karlan BY, Herzog TJ. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Education Committee statement on risk assessment for inherited gynecologic cancer predispositions. Gynecol Oncol. 2007;107(2):159-162.
  • Cass I, Holschneider C, Datta N, Barbuto D, Walts AE, Karlan BY: BRCA-mutation-associated fallopian tube carcinoma: a distinct clinical phenotype?. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;106(6):1327-1334.
  • Cass I, Walts A, Barbuto D, Gross J, Karlan B. A cautious of putative precursors for serous carcinoma in the tubes of BRCA mutation carriers. Gynecol Oncol. 2014;134(3):492-497.
  • Cass I, Baldwin RL, Fasylova E, Fields AL, Klinger HP, Runowicz CD, Karlan BY. Allelotype of papillary serous peritoneal carcinomas. Gynecol Oncol. 2001;82(1):69-76.
  • Cass I, Baldwin RL, Varkey T, Moslehi R, Narod SA, Karlan BY. Improved survival in women with BRCA-associated ovarian carcinoma. Cancer. 2003;97(9):2187-2195.

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