B.J. Fregly, Ph.D.
B.J. Fregly, Ph.D.
Rice University
Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Professor of Bioengineering

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR170026
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Established Investigators
Recruited From: 
University of Florida
Date Awarded: 
May 17, 2017
Grant Amount: 

Few cancer surgeries today are as invasive or life changing as those involving the pelvis, the ring-shaped bone that anchors both the spine and hips. Removing key parts of the pelvis can keep patients off their feet for more than a year. Outcomes are so variable that patients often go into the operating room without a clear idea of what their walking ability will be after surgery.

Soon, pelvic cancer patients at the Texas Medical Center may benefit from Rice University research that uses personalized computer models to help patients and their doctors choose the treatment most likely to best maintain their ability to walk after surgery.

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