Background and activities

Anna Mary Bofin is Professor of Medicine (Pathology) and head of the Medical Student Research Program at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU

Current research activity

Breast Cancer Subtypes Research Group: Breast Cancer Subtypes is a multidisciplinary project studying breast cancer risk and survival in relation to histopathological type and grade, molecular subtype and reproductive and life-style factors, in addition to studies of tumour growth, proliferation, metastasis and angiogenesis. Three large cohorts of women comprise the background population. Tissue samples from over 2 300 breast cancers occurring in the same populations, assembled in tissue microarrays are used in biomarker studies. Follow-up data from 10-40 years.

Co-principal investigator with Professor Lars Johan Vatten, ISM,  NTNU


HR-MAS/MR spectroscopy in breast cancer

with Professor Tone Frost Bathen, MR Cancer Group, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, NTNU



2004 Doctor medicinae, Faculty of medicine, NTNU

1994 Specialist in Pathology

1982 Norwegian medical authorization

1979 LRCPSI MB BCh BAO – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin


Fine needle aspiration cytology in the primary investigation of breast tumours   and in the determination of treatment strategies. ISBN 82-471-6243-1


Anna Bofin teaches pathology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU in addition to national and international courses in pathology and cytology. 


2007   SINTEF award for teaching proficiency. Awarded to the Pathology group for the introductory course in general pathology for undergraduates at the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU

Other professional activities

2013-2017  National Editor (Pathology), APMIS Journal

2011-2016  Member of the Examination Board – 2CD, DMF, NTNU

2006-2007   Equal opportunities ombudsperson, DMF, NTNU

2006-2008   Board member, The Norwegian Pathology Society

2005-2006   Committee member, Evaluation indicators, DMF, NTNU

2005-2009    Vice-chair, Regional medical ethics committee, Midt-Norge (REK)

2004-2010    Member, pathology subgroup, Norwegian Breast Cancer Group  (NBCG)

2002-2003    Member, DNLFs advisory committee for ethics in gene- and   biotechnology

1992-1994    Member Quality assurance committee, Norwegian Society for    Clinical Cytology

1991-2000    Member/vice chair/chair Norwegian Society for Clinical Cytology

1999             Member, the Norwegian Pathology Society’s Strategy Committee for  Research in Pathology (leader Inger Nina Farstad)





Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications