Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Joshua Kesterson, MD

Joshua Kesterson, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Disease Teams:
Gynecological Cancer
jpk14@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometrial Neoplasms
  • Endometrioid Carcinoma
  • Recurrence
  • Carcinoma
  • Pandemics
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Genes
  • Survival

Clinical Trials

The OVAL Study: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Arm, Double-Blind, Multi-Center Study of Ofranergene Obadenovec (VB-111) Combined with Paclitaxel vs. Paclitaxel Combined with Placebo for the Treatment of Recurrent Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer
NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study (N-CCaPS): A Longitudinal Natural History Study
Exon Sequencing of Cancer Associated Genes in Endometrial Hyperplasia

Recent Publications

2021

Cook, J, Gupta, M, Nakayama, J, El-Nashar, S, Kesterson, J & Wagner, S 2021, 'Gender differences in authorship of obstetrics and gynecology publications during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic', American journal of obstetrics & gynecology MFM, vol. 3, no. 1, 100268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajogmf.2020.100268
Jug, R, Booth, AL, Buckley, AF, Newell, J, Kesterson, J, Gardner, JM, Ozcan, L, Liu, B, Green, CL, Joseph, L & Cummings, TJ 2021, 'Multisite Quality Improvement Study of a Patient-Pathologist Consultation Program', American journal of clinical pathology, vol. 155, no. 6, pp. 887-894. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/aqaa202
Fader, AN, Huh, WK, Kesterson, J, Pothuri, B, Wethington, S, Wright, JD, Bakkum-Gamez, JN, Soliman, PT, Sinno, AK, Leitao, M, Martino, MA, Karam, A, Rossi, E, Brown, J, Blank, S, Burke, W, Goff, B, Yamada, SD, Uppal, S & Dowdy, SC 2021, 'When to operate, hesitate and reintegrate: society of gynecologic oncology surgical considerations during the covid-19 pandemic', Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 88-90. https://doi.org/10.1097/ogx.0000000000000894

2020

Nakayama, J, El-Nashar, SA, Waggoner, S, Traughber, B & Kesterson, J 2020, 'Adjusting to the new reality: Evaluation of early practice pattern adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 158, no. 2, pp. 256-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.05.028
Pothuri, B, Alvarez Secord, A, Armstrong, DK, Chan, J, Fader, AN, Huh, W, Kesterson, J, Liu, JF, Moore, K, Westin, SN & Naumann, RW 2020, 'Anti-cancer therapy and clinical trial considerations for gynecologic oncology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 158, no. 1, pp. 16-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.04.694
Russo, M, Newell, JM, Budurlean, L, Houser, KR, Sheldon, K, Kesterson, J, Phaeton, R, Hossler, C, Rosenberg, J, DeGraff, D, Shuman, L, Broach, JR & Warrick, JI 2020, 'Mutational profile of endometrial hyperplasia and risk of progression to endometrioid adenocarcinoma', Cancer, vol. 126, no. 12, pp. 2775-2783. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32822
Fader, AN, Huh, WK, Kesterson, J, Pothuri, B, Wethington, S, Wright, JD, Bakkum-Gamez, JN, Soliman, PT, Sinno, AK, Leitao, M, Martino, MA, Karam, A, Rossi, E, Brown, J, Blank, S, Burke, W, Goff, B, Yamada, SD, Uppal, S & Dowdy, SC 2020, 'When to Operate, Hesitate and Reintegrate: Society of Gynecologic Oncology Surgical Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 158, no. 2, pp. 236-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.06.001

2019

Donaldson, K, Buchanich, JM, Grigson, PS, Deneke, E, Vrana, KE, Sacks, DB, Kuehn, GJ, Cardamone, D, Pesce, A, Smiley, S, Nickley, J, Krock, K, Thomas, R, Wilkerson, ML, Farag, HA, Challa, SR, Tice, AM, Wolk, DM, Prichard, J, Grant, ML, Regmi, S, Kerbacher, B, Quinton, LE, Tice, AM, Olson, J, Haynes, A, Yu, E, McCully, KS, Assi, J, Wong, M, Zarrin-Khameh, N, Nifong, TP, Hawker, CD, Carlton, GT, Rivera, JM, Foulis, PR, Zuraw, A, Morlote, D, Peker, D, Reddy, V, Harada, S, Crutchfield, C, Zander, D, Barbhuiya, MA, Pederson, EC, Straub, ML, Scott, SC, Neibauer, TL, Salter, WF, Creer, MH, Zhu, Y, Bornhorst, JA, Theobald, JP, Algeciras-Schimnich, A, Cao, L, Knox, J, Hardy, R, Texas, HJ, McGuire, MF, Hunter, RL, Brown, RE, Hicks, J, Cai, Z, Brown, RE, Ali, Y, Cheng, KC, Katz, SR, Ding, Y, Vanselow, DJ, Yakovlev, MA, Lin, AY, Clark, DP, Vargas, P, Xin, X, Copper, JE, Canfield, VA, Ang, KC, Wang, Y, Xiao, X, De Carlo, F, van Rossum, DB, La Rivière, PJ, Newell, J, Hossler, C, Roche, M, Warrick, J, Phaeton, R, Kesterson, J, Myers, C, Barrios, R, Mintz, P, Robyak, K, Hamilton, C, McGhee, P, Pederson, C, Straub, M, Scott, S, Neibauer, T, Salter, W, Robyak, K, Singh, N, Morlote, D, Vnencak-Jones, C, Yemelyanova, A, Harada, S, Shah, M, Moghadamtousi, SZ, Lan, C, Duose, D, Hu, P, Esquenazi, Y, Luthra, R, Ballester, LY, Koenig, AN, Liu, CG, Zhang, J, Kalia, A, Al-Habib, A, Van Arsdall, M, Dhingra, S, Patel, K & Tatevian, N 2019, 'Abstracts of Presentations at the Association of Clinical Scientists 139th Meeting Hershey, PA, May 15-18, 2019', Annals of clinical and laboratory science, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 403-416.
Swailes, A, Gupta, M, Chauhan, SP, Kesterson, J, Kunselman, A & Wagner, S 2019, 'Factors associated with the successful completion of randomized controlled trials in gynecological oncology', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 155, no. 2, pp. 283-286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.09.007
Brooks, RA, Tritchler, DS, Darcy, KM, Lankes, HA, Salani, R, Sperduto, P, Guntupalli, S, DiSilvestro, P, Kesterson, J, Olawaiye, AB, Moxley, K, Waggoner, S, Santin, A, Rader, JS, Kizer, NT, Thaker, PH, Powell, MA, Mutch, DG, Birrer, MJ & Goodfellow, PJ 2019, 'GOG 8020/210: Risk stratification of lymph node metastasis, disease progression and survival using single nucleotide polymorphisms in endometrial cancer: An NRG oncology/gynecologic oncology group study', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 153, no. 2, pp. 335-342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.02.028
Jiang, Z, Albanese, J, Kesterson, J, Warrick, J, Karabakhtsian, R, Dadachova, E & Phaëton, R 2019, 'Monoclonal Antibodies Against Human Papillomavirus E6 and E7 Oncoproteins Inhibit Tumor Growth in Experimental Cervical Cancer', Translational Oncology, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 1289-1295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranon.2019.06.003
Swailes, AL, Hossler, C & Kesterson, J 2019, 'Pathway to the Papanicolaou smear: The development of cervical cytology in twentieth-century America and implications in the present day', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 154, no. 1, pp. 3-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.04.004

2018

Worley, BL, Kim, YS, Mardini, J, Zaman, R, Leon, KE, Vallur, PG, Nduwumwami, A, Warrick, JI, Timmins, PF, Kesterson, JP, Phaëton, R, Lee, NY, Walter, V, Endres, L, Mythreye, K, Aird, KM & Hempel, N 2019, 'GPx3 supports ovarian cancer progression by manipulating the extracellular redox environment', Redox Biology, vol. 25, 101051. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2018.11.009
Roche, M, Parisi, L, Li, L, Knehans, A, Phaeton, R & Kesterson, JP 2018, 'The role of pemetrexed in recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer: A scoping review', Oncology Reviews, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 8-13. https://doi.org/10.4081/oncol.2018.346

2017

Russo, M, Broach, J, Sheldon, K, Houser, KR, Liu, DJ, Kesterson, J, Phaeton, R, Hossler, C, Hempel, N, Baker, M, Newell, JM, Zaino, R & Warrick, JI 2017, 'Clonal evolution in paired endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia/atypical hyperplasia and endometrioid adenocarcinoma', Human Pathology, vol. 67, pp. 69-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humpath.2017.07.003
on behalf of the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium 2017, 'Genome-wide association study evaluating single-nucleotide polymorphisms and outcomes in patients with advanced stage serous ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 147, no. 2, pp. 396-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.08.024
Frederick, PJ, Szender, JB, Hussein, AA, Kesterson, JP, Shelton, JA, Anderson, TL, Barnabei, VM & Guru, K 2017, 'Surgical Competency for Robot-Assisted Hysterectomy: Development and Validation of a Robotic Hysterectomy Assessment Score (RHAS)', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 55-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2016.10.004
VanHise, K, Swailes, A, Roche, M, Newell, JM & Kesterson, JP 2017, 'Tumor lysis syndrome in a patient with ovarian yolk sac tumor', Gynecologic Oncology Reports, vol. 22, pp. 92-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gore.2017.11.004

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