Created in 2008, the Sociocultural Institute arose to give more amplitude to the cultural initiatives of the Cancer Hospital. It is a not-for-profit civil association, classified as Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP).

The objective of the institute is to replicate and multiply the projects restricted to Barretos to all the cities in which we are present with permanent or mobile units. Where there is a BCH care initiative, there will also be cultural projects and artistic initiatives that will create good memories for our patients and help them feel good. The best-known projects are the book "Acima de Tudo o Amor" (Love Above All) by Henrique Prata, the mobile library, the travelling cinema, the show “Magia do Natal” (Magic of Christmas) with Xuxa and the "CD Erudito".