As the college football season approaches, it behooves us to recall Joe Roth (1955-1977), the University of California, Berkeley, star quarterback in the mid-1970s, and perhaps the most famous athlete to die of melanoma.1,2 His story demonstrates extreme personal courage and dramatically documents changes in melanoma diagnosis and management.
Burgdorf WHC, Oldenbourg S, Eichhorst R, Hoenig LJ. Joe Roth: The Star Quarterback Who Played Despite Melanoma. JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(11):1201. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.310
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