Yes, patrons, strange but true... it seems that someone will actually pay you for stool samples. And give you a free t-shirt.
The Persephone Biome study... Poop for the Cure... is studying how "a healthy microbiome promotes normal immune function to prevent and fight cancer."
According to their website:
Cancer and Poop: What is the Connection? – 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! By examining stool samples, we can develop ways to fight cancer. You can help. How? By simply donating your poop! – If you are a person with cancer, either receiving treatment or in remission, we want your stool. – If you are healthy, but have a history of cancer in your family, we want your stool. – Donating stool is easy! Persephone Biome™ will give you an easy-to-use kit with prepaid shipping. – You will receive a $50 reward card and a T-shirt for your efforts!
If you are interested in signing up, you may go to their website:
Please note that this study should not be confused with the Persephone clinical trial which examined the optimal duration of treatment with Herceptin.
I have no disclosures to make. I am not connected to the study in any way except having registered to participate. I am not compensate for publishing or recruitment.
Acknowledgement to Ingerp who recommended a post about this study.
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." "If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
1/14/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
1/14/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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