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

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


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.
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.
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.


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.
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.
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.
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.


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.
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, 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.
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.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)