The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on February 20, 1977 · Page 38
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Sunday, February 20, 1977
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PAGE 10 SEC. 2 -THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- - SUNDAY, FEPIt".RY 20. 1977 CaVs Joe Roth Loses Long Bout With Cancer Berkeley, Calif. (AP) University of California quarterback Joe Roth died yesterday at his apartment here after a long fight against a rare form of cancer, a University of California Medical Center spokesman reported. The spokesman said Roth, 21, died at 3:55 p.m., surrounded by his family, friends and Cal Coach Mike White. Suffering from a highly virulent form of cancer called malignant melanoma, Roth was hospitalized at the Cancer Research Institute at UC-San Francisco Feb. 10. At his own request, he was discharged last Thursday and allowed to go home where he remained under the care of his physician, Dr. Michael A. Friedman. A MEDICAL CENTER spokesman said there will be a Mass of Resurrection Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Newman Hall at UC. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that contributions be made to the Joe Roth Melanoma Research Fund care of the UC-San Francisco Cancer Research Institute. After it was revealed early this year that Roth was fighting cancer a second time, he said: "It didn't come as any great shock. You always know once you have it that there's a chance it may crop up again. "If everyone starts coming up and feeling sorry for me, I'm afraid it will start making me feel that same way. I mean, I fear I won't be the same Joe Roth anymore. Instead, I'll be Joe Roth underdog, the guy everybody feels sorry for. I don't want that. "Really, just figure I'm a normal guy. What if some guy sitting down there on the street corner got cancer? Would everybody make a big fuss?" Three years ago, when he was a freshman football player at Grossmont Junior College near San Diego, Roth noticed a bleeding scar on the left side of his face. He thought it was caused by his football helmet rubbing against the skin. It was cancer, a biopsy revealed, and Roth underwent an operation which left a four-inch scar on his neck. LATE IN THE 1976 football season, a disappointing one for Roth after his sensational year as a junior, the quarterback noticed a lump on his chest. An examination revealed it was a re currence of the cancer, malignant melanoma, and he began receiving chemotherapy treatment under the care of Dr. Michael Friedman of the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. "I'm just tremendously amazed at the amount of courage he's shown under the circumstances," said Cal Coach Mike White. Roth, in a weakened condition because of the chemotherapy, suffered back spasms which kept him out of the post -season East-West all-star game on Jan. 2. He was able to play some, however, in the Hula Bowl game in Hawaii the following week. Then he returned to San Francisco for more treatment. IN 1975, ROTH'S FIRST season at Cal, he broke several school passing records and was named The Associated Press' Back of the Week for a 380-yard passing performance against Washington. He finished the season with a 55 per cent completion record,. 1,880 yards and 14 touchdowns passing for the Bears team which tied UCLA for the Pacific-8 championship, riwippmij. uimiuiwiBuiii ini. jiwiwiauiuj u; COUGAR SWIMMER - Former North Central swimmer Mike Miles, a freshman at the University of Houston, leads the Southwestern Conference in both the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle. Miles will be among the favorites at the SWC swimming championships at Austin, Tex., March 3-5. East Quits Net Job Connersville, Ind. (UPI) Jim East yesterday announced his resignation as Connersville High School basketball coach effective with the end of this season. East will continue as athletic director. In five years, his teams have a 57-5(1 record. Jills WfiDaff Woyldl You Bo? 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