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Giannoula Lakka Klement

assistant professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Giannoula Lakka Klement is an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and a pediatric oncologist and hematologist at Tufts Medical Center. In the past she has received the prestigious National Cancer Institute of Canada Terry Fox Postgraduate Research Fellowship to work on tumor angiogenesis as a target for anti-tumor therapy. She developed a Clinical Experimental Therapeutics Program for Vascular Anomalies Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston and discovered that the majority of angiogenesis regulators, both stimulators and inhibitors of angiogenesis are sequestered in platelets and can be detected in platelets very early in tumor growth. She recently joined the Center of Cancer Systems Biology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, and is the recent recipient of a substantial grant award from the National Institutes of health to further her work in understanding the role of platelets in angiogenesis.