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Ernest A. Bates, M.D., Chairman and CEO
email: eabates@ashs.com

American Shared Hospital Services
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San Francisco, CA 94111

American Shared Hospital Services Shares Wall Street Journal Article Regarding Accelerating Adoption of Proton Therapy

San Francisco, CA – May 18, 2016 -- AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES (NYSE MKT:AMS),a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, today shared an article from the May 16, 2016 edition of The Wall Street Journal entitled "Proton-Beam Therapy for Cancer Gets Renewed Attention:  Less costly, compact machines are rekindling demand from hospitals".

The full story is available here:   http://www.wsj.com/articles/proton-beam-therapy-for-cancer-gets-renewed-attention-1463428188.

 

 

About AMS
American Shared Hospital Services provides turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services.  AMS is the world leader in providing Gamma Knife radiosurgery equipment, a non‑invasive treatment for malignant and benign brain tumors, vascular malformations and trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain).  The Company also offers proton therapy, the latest IGRT and IMRT systems, as well as its proprietary Operating Room for the 21st CenturySM concept.  AMS owns a common stock investment in Mevion Medical Systems, Inc., developer of the compact MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may be deemed to contain certain forward‑looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and future plans of American Shared Hospital Services, which involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risks of the Gamma Knife and radiation therapy businesses, the risks of developing The Operating Room for the 21st Century program, the risks of investing in Mevion Medical Systems, Inc., and the risks of the timing, financing, and operations of the Company’s proton therapy business.  Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial condition, results of operations and future plans of American Shared Hospital Services is included in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10‑K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and the definitive Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 21, 2016.

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