Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Joshua Kesterson, MD

Joshua Kesterson, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Disease Teams:
Gynecological Cancer

Research Interests

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

Clinical Trials

Exon Sequencing of Cancer Associated Genes in Endometrial Hyperplasia

Recent Publications


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.
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.
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.
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.


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.
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.


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.
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.
Frederick, PJ, Szender, JB, Hussein, AA, Kesterson, J, 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.
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.


Burton, ER, Brady, M, Homesley, HD, Rose, PG, Nakamura, T, Kesterson, J, Rotmensch, J, Tate Thigpen, J & Van Le, L 2016, 'A phase II study of paclitaxel for the treatment of ovarian stromal tumors: An NRG Oncology/ Gynecologic Oncology Group Study', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 140, no. 1, pp. 48-52.
Alligood-Percoco, N & Kesterson, J 2016, 'Addressing the barriers to cervical cancer prevention among Hispanic women', Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 489-495.
Rose, PG, Java, JJ, Morgan, MA, Alvarez-Secord, A, Kesterson, JP, Stehman, FB, Warshal, DP, Creasman, WT, Hanjani, P, Morris, RT & Copeland, LJ 2016, 'Disease extent at secondary cytoreductive surgery is predictive of progression-free and overall survival in advanced stage ovarian cancer: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 143, no. 3, pp. 511-515.
Kesterson, JP, Szender, JB, Schaefer, E, Fanning, J, Lele, S & Frederick, P 2018, 'Evaluation of Association Between Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Length and a Career in Academic Medicine', Journal of Cancer Education, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 141-146.
Swailes, AL, Gockley, A, Phaeton, R & Kesterson, J 2017, 'The Wertheim hysterectomy: Development, modifications, and impact in the present day', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 145, no. 1, pp. 3-8.

Clinical Trials Search

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