Head Service of Surgical Pathology, Molinette Hospital and Professor, Biomedical
Sciences and Oncology, University of Turin (IT)
Anna Sapino graduated in Medicine at the University of Torino (Italy) and trained in
pathology at the University of Milan.
She is appointed Full Professor of Anatomic Pathology
and Histology at the University of Turin.
She currently heads the joint Hospital and University
Pathology Unit at the San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Turin and leads a solid research
Her research has focused predominantly on experimental and clinical-pathological studies of
breast cancer, always with the key mission to translate the findings achieved by scientists
from the bench to the patients' bedside.
Her research projects are funded by several bodies,
including the Italian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, AIRC-Italian Association for
The results of Dr. Sapino research have been presented at national and
international meetings where she has extensively lectured as an invited speaker.
authored over 170 peer-reviewed papers and is on the editorial board of several national and
international scientific journals.
She is a Professor of the European School of Pathology and of the Italian School of
Senology. She is a member of the European Group for Breast Pathology Screening and one
of the co-authors of the European Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening.
She is currently
in charge of national secretariat of the Italian Society of Anatomic Pathology (SIAPEC).
Molecular diagnostic assay to bridge the border between patient needs and hospital requests ( 519KB)
OSNA is an innovative molecular procedure that allows to shorten the time of diagnosis of
sentinel lymph node (the hypothetical first lymph node reached by metastasizing cancer
cells) performed during surgery of patients affected by invasive breast cancer.
diagnostic innovation requires a specific organization of the surgery theatre schedule and of
the pathology lab, in order to contain the costs.