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Why does thyroid carcinoma affects more women than men?

One of my projects for the master was to investigate using data of the TCGA project. We (my teammates and me) decided to use data of the thyroid. We aimed to discover the reasons why women suffer more thyroid carcinoma than men. Distribution of samples of the TCGA dataset from the thyroid, separated by sex I don't want to repeat all the information on the report we did, you can find the work we did, you can find everything here .  The summary of the study is: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer (Agrawal et al. 2014). It is more prevalent in women than men and its common diagnosis occurs between 25 and 65 years old (The Cancer Genome Atlas Accessed: 2016-06-1). The aim of our project is to study differentially expressed genes between tumor and normal samples taking into account whether there could be a gender effect on the tumorgenesis of PTC. Using data from the The Cancer Genome Atlas (Accessed: 2016-06-1) we have performed a diffe