The Comparison of AMD Treatment Trials (CATT Study) one-year results were released today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). As anticipated, the two anti-VEGF drugs, Avastin and Lucentis, both produced by Genentech, showed equivalent results in the four-arm head to head study. The 43-center, single-blind, noninferiority trial of 1208 patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, showed no significant difference either on a monthly injection schedule, or on an as needed injection schedule.
The National Eye Institute (NEI) launched the CATT Study in 2008 to compare Lucentis and Avastin for treatment of wet AMD. The study has now (Read more...)