Joshua Z. Press, MD

Gynecologic Oncologist
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
My aim is to be a leader in providing thorough, innovative, and compassionate care for women with or who are at-risk for gynecologic cancers, and those with other complicated benign conditions. I use the most current techniques and treatments available, such as aggressive radical surgery, precise minimally invasive/robotic surgery, or complex medical care with chemotherapy as part of patient care. I also believe that treatment involves providing an environment that promotes respect, positive communication, and collaboration among all healthcare and family members. I am dedicated to meeting the unique and diverse needs of my patients, and committed to excellence in evidence-based practice, research, and professional development.
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
Professional Associations
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO), International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Personal Interests
My wife Liane and I enjoy all opportunities for adventure and exploration, whether that is traveling to new countries, trying exotic foods or playing outdoors.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, OB/GYN
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal chemotherapy
  • adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • adnexal mass
  • bartholin's gland carcinoma
  • bleeding during intercourse
  • ca 125 elevation
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer of myometrium
  • cancer of ovary
  • cancer of the labium
  • cancer of the oviduct
  • cancer of the vagina
  • cervical biopsy
  • cervical cancer
  • cervical conization
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • choriocarcinoma
  • complex pelvic surgery
  • dysgerminoma of ovary
  • endometrial cancer
  • endometrial hyperplasia
  • fallopian tube cancer
  • familial ovarian cancer
  • gestational trophoblastic disease
  • glossectomy
  • gynecologic cancer care
  • hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
  • hydatiform mole
  • laparoscopic oophorectomy
  • laparoscopy
  • laparoscopy pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • leiomyoma
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • leiomyosarcoma of uterus
  • malignant neoplasm of cervix
  • malignant neoplasm of mesovarium
  • minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • ovarian cancer
  • ovarian debulking surgery
  • ovarian mass
  • paget's disease of vulva
  • partial vulvectomy
  • pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • pelvic malignancy during pregnancy
  • pelvic mass
  • primary peritoneal cancer
  • prophylactic oophorectomy
  • pseudomyxoma peritonei
  • radical hysterectomy
  • radical trachelectomy
  • radical vulvectomy
  • sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • squamous intraepithelial neoplasia
  • surgical staging
  • teratoma
  • teratoma of ovary
  • uterine cancer
  • uterine mass
  • vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
  • vulvar cancer
  • vulvar mass
  • vulvectomy
1. Niu X, Raja A, Delisle M, Peng F, Vijaykumar DK, Pavithran K, Yukuan F, Lau S, Gotlieb W, Press JZ. Brain Metastases in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer – Multimodal Treatment Including Surgery or Gamma-knife Radiation is Associated with Prolonged Survival. Accepted J Obstet Gynecol Canada – June 2013.

2. Drudi L, Press JZ, Lau S, Gotlieb R, How J, Drummond N, Brin S, Deland C, Gotlieb WH. Vaginal vault dehiscence after robotic hysterectomy in gynecologic oncology: a retrospective review and review of the literature. Accepted by Int J Gynecol Cancer Feb 2013.

3. How JA, Lau S, Press JZ, Ferenczy A, Pelmus M, Stern J, Probst S, Brin S, Drummond NS, Gotlieb WH. Accuracy of sentinel lymph node detection following intra-operative cervical injection for endometrial cancer: a prospective study. Gynecol Oncol 2012 Nov;127(2):332-7.

4. Smith NL, Welsch P, Press JZ, Agnew A, Garcia R, Swisher EM. E2F3b over-expression in ovarian carcinomas and in BRCA1 haploinsufficient fallopian tube epithelium. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2012;51:1054-62.

5. Press JZ and Gotlieb W. Controversies in the treatment of early stage endometrial carcinoma. Obstet Gynecol Int 2012:578490.

6. Press JZ, Reyes M, Pitteri SJ, Pennil Christopher, Garcia R, Boff BA, Hanash SM, Swisher EM. Microparticles from Ovarian Carcinomas are Shed into Ascites and Promote Cell Migration. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2012;22:546-52.

7. Press JZ, Allison KH, Garcia R, Everett EN, Pizer E, Swensen RE, Tamimi HK, Gray HJ, Peters WA, Goff BA. FOXP3+ regulatory T-cells are abundant in vulvar Paget’s disease and are associated with recurrence. Gynecol Oncol 2011;120:296-9.

8. Press JZ, Lee MK, Wurz K, Pennil C, Garcia R, Welcsh P, Goff BA, Swisher EM. Identification of a preneoplastic gene expression profile in tubal epithelium of BRCA1 mutation carriers. Neoplasia 2010; 12:993-1003.

9. Martinez-Borges AR, Petty JK, Hurt G, Stribling JT, Press JZ, Castellino SM. Familial small cell carcinoma of the ovary. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2009 Jul 20.

10. Press JZ, Kenyon JA, Xue H, Miller MA, De Luca A, Miller DM, Huntsman DG, Gilks CB, McAlpine JN, Wang YZ. Xenografts of primary human gynecological tumors grown under the renal capsule of NOD/SCID mice show genetic stability during serial transplantation and respond to cytotoxic chemotherapy. Gynecol Oncol 2008 Aug;110(2):256-64.

11 Press JZ, De Luca A, Young S, Boyd N, Troussard A, Kuo W, Ridge Y, Kaurah P, Kalloger SE, Smith M, Miller DM, Horsman D, Gilks CB, Gray J, Huntsman DG. Ovarian cancers with genetic and epigenetic BRCA1 loss have distinct molecular abnormalities. BMC Cancer 2008 Jan 22;8(1):17

12. Press JZ, Klein MC, Kaczorowski J, Liston RL, von Dadelszen P. Does Caesarean Section Reduce Postpartum Urinary Incontinence? Systematic Review of Available Studies. Birth 2007 Sep;34(3):228-37.

13. Brown LA, Irving J, Parker R, Kim H, Press JZ, Longacre TA, Chia S, Magliocco A, Makretsov N, Gilks B, Pollack J, Huntsman D. Amplification of EMSY, a novel oncogene on 11q13, in high grade ovarian surface epithelial carcinomas. Gynecol Oncol 2005 Feb;100(2):264-270.

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4.8 out of 5 (59 Ratings, 13 Comments)


Dr. Press is thorough and caring. He does an outstanding job in his medical care.

Dr Press was awesome, I was running a little late because I got lost but he said it worked out fine as he was too. I was very pleased with him, he was very professional and was very informative.

While Dr. Press is compassionate - Long waits are not a good practice -

Dr. Press is quite outstanding. He is cheerful, well educated compassionate & kind. I made an appt. feeling fearful & concerned re: test results from another doctor. Dr. Press thoroughly explained my test results and I left with a much better understanding of my condition. Very good experience. I highly recommend this physician.

I like Dr. Press. Wait time was long & nurse had to leave, but we got stuff done. I hope he operates on me when time is right.

I have a good experience. The doctor is very informative and explain to me in clear understanding & show the picture for to further understand my care.

Dr. Press is outstanding and provides excellent care!

Couldn't say more about the excellence of care and knowledge that Dr. Press has provided me.

[...] the only thing I remain troubled with is the lack of a unifying diagnosis re: high-grade [...] ...knowing how which grade is the original pathology report from [...], seemed unclear and if anything, missing. This is presently being figured out as a result of my phone calls to the office. So just a hangnail, if anything.

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Press and his team. The whole team shows the same level of care, compassion, respect and knowledgeable effectiveness.

Very professional and concerned.

I feel so lucky that I was referred to Dr. Press.

Wonderful, I wish more doctors had his qualities. :)
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