The objects of the cio are, for the benefit of the public, to relieve sickness and promote good health by advancing knowledge and understanding of cancer and its possible treatment and prevention techniques, providing and supporting facilities for high quality cancer research in wales and in particular by:
(a) funding cancer research proposals submitted by scientific investigators associated with other organisations in wales, including those linked to:
(i) the national health service;
(ii) universities and other academic and/or research institutions; and
(iii) providers of cancer treatment.