http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2398177 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/24/h...y-worsen-end-of-life-quality-study-finds.html Could we have a discussion about this new research? Is the landscape of cancer care changing? I get infuriated when oncologists push for chemotherapy when the patient has no chance of a full recovery. Even if that patient gets to live a couple of months longer, the side effects of chemo can be very harsh and contribute to a poor quality of life. Then, they end up dying in the hospital... In my opinion, traditional chemotherapies should not be used anymore--we need to do away with old paradigms of care and focus on using immunologically based and targeted cancer treatments (using the body's immune system to target cancer cells, for example chimeric antigen receptor T cells). I just get angry...would any doctor want to spend his or her last few months on chemotherapy? The entire system of cancer care must change...we're doing our patients a huge disservice and taking advantage of their lack of knowledge. Palliative care and hospice must be prioritized.