For more than thirty years James R. Miller III, PhD, was a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has been doing full-time cancer research since his retirement in 1997 as Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Business Administration. He received a Bachelors Degree from Princeton University, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (University of California at Berkeley), an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has previously published a book, Professional Decision Making, and more than 40 monographs and articles in professional journals. Professor Miller is the author of six software patents. He has served on more than a dozen Boards of Directors in the United States and Europe and as CEO of two start-up companies in the Silicon Valley. He has three daughters and six grandchildren.
Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD, is Medical Director of Cancer Programs at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He also serves as director of the Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment and senior scientist at the CPMC Research Institute. Dr. Kashani-Sabet earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he also completed an internship in internal medicine. He then completed a residency in dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in cutaneous oncology, and received training in both dermatology and medical oncology. Dr. Kashani-Sabet maintains clinical interests in melanoma and cutaneous lymphoma, and research interests in targeted therapy, ribozymes, siRNAs, tumor metastasis, prognostic factors, and tumor biomarkers.
Richard W. Sagebiel, MD, was born in Ohio in 1934. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University in 1956 in Music and Literature. He did his medical studies at the Harvard Medical School, including a year of pathology and research between his second and third years at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). After an intern year of general medicine, he returned to MGH to study Dermatopathology with Wallace H. Clark, MD. He completed his training in the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of Washington Medical School. In 1970, he joined the Clinical Faculty of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), working with M. Scott Blois, PhD, MD, and others to form a clinical cooperative Melanoma Group. This group included Drs. Clark, Fitzpatrick (Harvard), and Kopf (NYU), and it stimulated the creation of other Melanoma Groups throughout the country. From 1988 to 1998, he was Director of the UCSF Melanoma Clinic. He then retired and became a Consulting Pathologist to that clinic.