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

Clinical Trials

Exon Sequencing of Cancer Associated Genes in Endometrial Hyperplasia

Recent Publications


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 & Phaeton, 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, J, Timmins, PF, Kesterson, J, Phaeton, R, Lee, NY, Walter, V, Endres, L, Mythreye, K, Aird, K & Hempel, N 2018, 'GPx3 supports ovarian cancer progression by manipulating the extracellular redox environment' Redox Biology.
Roche, M, Parisi, L, Li, L, Knehans, A, Phaeton, R & Kesterson, J 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, D, Kesterson, J, Phaeton, R, Hossler, C, Hempel, N, Baker, M, Newell, J, Zaino, R & Warrick, J 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, J & Kesterson, J 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, J, 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, J, 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.


Riley, K, Newell, J, Zaino, R & Kesterson, J 2015, 'Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Management of Chemoresistant Myoinvasive Complete Molar Pregnancy', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 1100-1103.

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