• Cancer drugs can work better or worse depending on the bacteria in a person’s gut.
  • Helpful bacteria can help the immune system destroy cancer cells.
  • Harmful bacteria can cause inflammation that lowers the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.
  • How can we know what is in a person’s gut? Poop!
  • Poop for the Cure is a research program.
  • Our scientists will study stool samples to learn more about the gut.
  • By examining stool samples, we can develop ways to fight cancer better.
  • If you are a person with cancer, either receiving treatment or in remission, we want your stool.
  • If you do not have cancer, you can still donate stool
  • Donating stool is easy! Persephone Biome will give you an easy-to-use kit with prepaid shipping.
  • Your stool donation will help improve cancer treatment and prevention!
  • Your involvement may last the course of your treatment should you decide to continue past your first stool donation.
  • We may contact you for additional stool samples or to check on the status of your treatment.
  • All details you provide are voluntary and are very helpful to our team of scientists
  • Because it is easy.
  • Because you would flush it down anyway.
  • Because you want to help cancer research. All the above!

We take great care to protect your information.

  • Here are some of the things we do: Information will be stored on protected computers and databases.
  • We will restrict who can see your information. We will remove your personal information and replace them with a code.
  • We will tell you if there is a data breach.
  • We will follow the privacy rules set by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act) which are designed to protect your privacy

Come join Persephone Biome™ in the fight against cancer

Donate your poop sample to Poop For The Cure™. Within 24 hours of donating your poop, a team of world-class scientists in California will utilize cutting-edge techniques to understand the large role that these bacteria can play in the treatment of cancer.