Microbiology professor makes strides after discovering the use of umbilical cords to treat cancers

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Over a 32-year career at the IU School of Medicine, Broxmeyer, a native New Yorker and IU professor of microbiology and immunology, conceived, developed and proved the utility of using once-discarded blood from umbilical cords to treat blood and bone cancers. Over the last three decades, physicians have collected blood from cast-off cords, frozen it, thawed it and infused it into patients more than 35,000 times.