• A novel non-canonical Wnt signature for prostate cancer aggressiveness 

      Sandsmark, Elise; Hansen, Ailin Falkmo; Selnæs, Kirsten Margrete; Bertilsson, Helena; Bofin, Anna M.; Wright, Alan J.; Viset, Trond; Richardsen, Elin; Drabløs, Finn Sverre; Bathen, Tone Frost; Tessem, May-Britt; Rye, Morten Beck (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Activation of the Canonical Wnt pathway (CWP) has been linked to advanced and metastatic prostate cancer, whereas the Wnt5a-induced non-canonical Wnt pathway (NCWP) has been associated with both good and poor prognosis. A ...
    • Basal markers and prognosis in luminal breast cancer 

      Engstrøm, Monica J; Valla, Marit; Bofin, Anna M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Purpose Basal marker expression in triple-negative breast cancers identifies basal-like tumours, and thus separates the TN group into two prognostic groups. However, the expression and prognostic significance of basal ...
    • Characterization of FGD5 expression in primary breast cancers and lymph node metastases 

      Valla, Marit; Mjønes, Patricia; Engstrøm, Monica J; Ytterhus, Borgny; Bordin, Diana Lilian; van Loon, Barbara; Akslen, Lars A.; Vatten, Lars Johan; Opdahl, Signe; Bofin, Anna M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Faciogenital dysplasia 5 (FGD5) amplification drives tumor cell proliferation, and is present in 9.5% of breast cancers. We describe FGD5 expression, assess associations between FGD5 amplification and FGD5 expression, and ...
    • The expression of the long NEAT1_2 isoform is associated with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancers 

      Knutsen, Erik; Lellahi, Seyed Mohammad; Aure, Miriam Ragle; Nord, Silje; Fismen, Silje; Larsen, Kenneth Bowitz; Tellez Gabriel, Marta; Hedberg, Annica; Bjørklund, Sunniva; Bofin, Anna M.; Mælandsmo, Gunhild Mari; Sørlie, Therese; Mortensen, Elin Synnøve; Perander, Maria (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The long non-coding RNA NEAT1 locus is transcribed into two overlapping isoforms, NEAT1_1 and NEAT1_2, of which the latter is essential for the assembly of nuclear paraspeckles. NEAT1 is abnormally expressed in a wide ...
    • FGD5 amplification in breast cancer patients is associated with tumor proliferation and a poorer prognosis 

      Valla, Marit; Engstrøm, Monica J; Ytterhus, Borgny; Hansen, Åse Kristin Skain; Akslen, Lars A.; Vatten, Lars Johan; Opdahl, Signe; Bofin, Anna M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Purpose Proliferation is a hallmark of cancer. Using a combined genomic approach, FGD5 amplification has been identified as a driver of proliferation in Luminal breast cancer. We aimed to describe FGD5 copy number change ...
    • Invasive lobular breast cancer: The prognostic impact of histopathological grade, E-cadherin and molecular subtypes 

      Engstrøm, Monica J; Opdahl, Signe; Vatten, Lars Johan; Haugen, Olav Anton; Bofin, Anna M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Aims The aim of this study was to compare breast cancer specific survival (BCSS) for invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and, further, to evaluate critically the prognostic value of ...
    • Metabolic characterization of triple negative breast cancer 

      Cao, Maria Dung; Lamichhane, Santosh; Lundgren, Steinar; Bofin, Anna M.; Fjøsne, Hans Erikssønn; Giskeødegård, Guro F.; Bathen, Tone Frost (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Background The aims of this study were to characterize the metabolite profiles of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and to investigate the metabolite profiles associated with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2/neu ...
    • Microvascular proliferation in luminal A and basal-like breast cancer subtypes 

      Kraby, Maria Ryssdal; Krüger, Kristi; Opdahl, Signe; Vatten, Lars Johan; Akslen, Lars A.; Bofin, Anna M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Aims The aims of this study were to examine microvessel density (MVD), proliferating MVD (pMVD) and Vascular Proliferation Index (VPI) in basal-like phenotype (BP) and luminal A subtypes of breast cancer and to study their ...
    • Molecular subtypes of breast cancer: incidence and prognosis 

      Valla, Marit (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:276, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      Forekomsten av brystkreft har over flere tiår økt i den vestlige verden, og i Norge har det vært en dobling av insidensen siden Kreftregisteret startet sin overvåkning av antall krefttilfeller i Norge i 1952. I Norge har ...
    • Molecular Subtypes of Breast Cancer: Long-term Incidence Trends and Prognostic Differences 

      Valla, Marit; Vatten, Lars Johan; Engstrøm, Monica J; Haugen, Olav Anton; Akslen, Lars A.; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Hagen, Anne Irene; Ytterhus, Borgny; Bofin, Anna M.; Opdahl, Signe (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Background: Secular trends in incidence and prognosis of molecular breast cancer subtypes are poorly described. We studied long-term trends in a population of Norwegian women born 1886–1977. Methods: A total of 52,949 ...
    • Molecular subtypes, histopathological grade and survival in a historic cohort of breast cancer patients 

      Engstrøm, Monica J; Opdahl, Signe; Hagen, Anne Irene; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Akslen, Lars A.; Haugen, Olav A.; Vatten, Lars Johan; Bofin, Anna M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Molecular subtyping of breast cancer may provide additional prognostic information regarding patient outcome. However, its clinical significance remains to be established. In this study, the main aims were to discover ...
    • MRI Reveals the in Vivo Cellular and Vascular Response to BEZ235 in Ovarian Cancer Xenografts with Different PI3-Kinase Pathway Activity 

      Cebulla, Jana; Huuse-Røneid, Else Marie; Pettersen, Kristine; van der Veen, Anna; Kim, Eugene; Andersen, Sonja; Prestvik, Wenche S; Bofin, Anna M.; Pathak, Arvind P; Bjørkøy, Geir; Bathen, Tone Frost; Moestue, Siver Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-12-23)
      Background: The phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway is an attractive therapeutic target. However, difficulty in predicting therapeutic response limits the clinical implementation of PI3K inhibitors. This study evaluates ...
    • MRI Reveals the in Vivo Cellular and Vascular Response to BEZ235 in Ovarian Cancer Xenografts with Different PI3-Kinase Pathway Activity 

      Cebulla, Jana; Huuse-Røneid, Else Marie; Pettersen, Kristine; van der Veen, Anna; Kim, Eugene; Andersen, Sonja; Prestvik, Wenche S; Bofin, Anna M.; Pathak, Arvind P; Bjørkøy, Geir; Bathen, Tone Frost; Moestue, Siver Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Background: The phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway is an attractive therapeutic target. However, difficulty in predicting therapeutic response limits the clinical implementation of PI3K inhibitors. This study evaluates ...
    • Presence of TMPRSS2-ERG is associated with alterations of the metabolic profile in human prostate cancer 

      Hansen, Ailin Falkmo; Sandsmark, Elise; Rye, Morten Beck; Wright, Alan J; Bertilsson, Helena; Richardsen, Elin; Viset, Trond; Bofin, Anna M.; Angelsen, Anders; Selnæs, Kirsten Margrete; Bathen, Tone Frost; Tessem, May-Britt (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      TMPRSS2-ERG has been proposed to be a prognostic marker for prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to identify changes in metabolism, genes and biochemical recurrence related to TMPRSS2-ERG by using an integrated ...
    • Prognostic value of metabolic response in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy 

      Cao, Maria Dung; Giskeødegård, Guro F.; Bathen, Tone Frost; Sitter, Beathe; Bofin, Anna M.; Lønning, Per Eystein; Lundgren, Steinar; Gribbestad, Ingrid S (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Background Today's clinical diagnostic tools are insufficient for giving accurate prognosis to breast cancer patients. The aim of our study was to examine the tumor metabolic changes in patients with locally advanced breast ...
    • Quantifying tumour vascularity in non-luminal breast cancers 

      Kraby, Maria Ryssdal; Opdahl, Signe; Akslen, Lars A.; Bofin, Anna M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Aims Microvessel density (MVD), proliferating MVD (pMVD) and vascular proliferation index (VPI) are methods used to quantify tumour vascularity in histopathological sections. In this study, we assessed MVD, pMVD and VPI ...
    • SFRP4 gene expression is increased in aggressive prostate cancer 

      Sandsmark, Elise; Andersen, Maria Karoline; Bofin, Anna M.; Bertilsson, Helena; Drabløs, Finn; Bathen, Tone Frost; Rye, Morten Beck; Tessem, May-Britt (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Increased knowledge of the molecular differences between indolent and aggressive prostate cancer is needed for improved risk stratification and treatment selection. Secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP4) is a modulator ...
    • Stromal collagen content in breast tumors correlates with in vivo diffusion-weighted imaging: A comparison of multi b-value DWI with histologic specimen from benign and malignant breast lesions 

      Egnell, Liv Elisabet; Vidic, Igor; Jerome, Neil Peter; Bofin, Anna M.; Bathen, Tone Frost; Goa, Pål Erik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background:Increased deposition and reorientation of stromal collagenfibers are associated with breast cancer progres-sion and invasiveness. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) may be sensitive to the collagenfiber organization ...
    • The prognostic value of androgen receptors in breast cancer subtypes 

      Kraby, Maria Ryssdal; Valla, Marit; Opdahl, Signe; Haugen, Olav Anton; Sawicka, Joanna Ewa; Engstrøm, Monica J; Bofin, Anna M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Purpose Androgen receptor (AR) expression is frequent in breast cancer and has been associated with good prognosis in several studies. The present study investigates AR-expression in relation to molecular subtypes, ...
    • TOP2A gene copy number change in breast cancer 

      Engstrøm, Monica J; Ytterhus, Borgny; Vatten, Lars Johan; Opdahl, Signe; Bofin, Anna M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Aims The clinical significance of TOP2A as a prognostic marker has not been clarified. The aims of this study were to investigate the frequency of TOP2A copy number change; to correlate TOP2A with HER2 status, hormone ...