Megan Kassick, MD, MPH

Scholar

  •  Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology | University of Pennsylvania
  •  Zambia
  •   Braachytherapy | Cervical Cancer | Gynecologic Cancers | Implementation Science | Radiotherapy | Women's health

Languages: English (Native)

Bio statement

Megan Kassick, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Perelman School of Medicine, with a dedicated focus in global oncology. She is a member of the Women's Health Service and primarily treats patients with gynecologic and breast malignancies, and specializes in brachytherapy. Her academic interests include addressing global disparities in cervical cancer treatment. She has collaborated with oncologists in Sub-Saharan Africa, and has completed an internship with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Recent global health projects

1) Developed qualitative study utilizing interviews to investigate barriers leading to delay between diagnosis and presentation for treatment for cervical cancer patients in Zambia.

2) Developed qualitative study utilizing key informant interviews investigating barriers and facilitators to implementing image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer in the African region, as part of on ongoing Coordinated Research Project of the International Atomic Energy Agency

Selected publications

Kassick M, Abdel-Wahab M. Efforts to improve radiation oncology collaboration worldwide. Lancet Oncol. 2021 Jun;22(6): 751-753. PMID: 34087121.
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(21)00215-1/fulltext

Kassick ME, Polo A, Abdel-Wahab M. Efforts to Support Cervical Cancer Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Appl Rad Oncol. 2022;11(1):4-5.
https://appliedradiationoncology.com/articles/efforts-to-support-cervical-cancer-treatment-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Kassick ME, Mired D, CorderoL, Abouelnaga S, Badwe R, Gospodarowicz M, Sarria G, Simelela N, Suh JH, Abdel-Wahab M. Factors Affecting Sustainability of Global Oncology Interventions. Appl Rad Oncol. 2022;11(2):4-7.
https://appliedradiationoncology.com/articles/factors-affecting-sustainability-of-global-oncology-interventions