School of Medicine Health Professions Programs
Cytotechnologists study exfoliated, abraded, and aspirated cells from the human body to detect cellular changes indicative of cancer. Early detection makes for an early diagnosis and, therefore, increases the chances of a cure. The work of a cytotechnologist can influence the kind of cancer treatment programs the patient will undergo. In addition, it aids in establishing the diagnosis of benign disease processes, such as endocrine disorders, and in detecting some pathogenic microorganisms. The Cytotechnology Program at IUPUI offers a science-based curriculum that prepares students for a life in the lab and to be a part of the medical team.