Cancer is nowadays considered as one of the most dangerous diseases in the world. Especially, breast cancer represents for women the second most common type of cancer and is a main cause of cancer dead. This paper presents a novel method for breast cancer detection from mammographic images based on Local Binary Patterns (LBP). This approach successfully uses LBP based features with a classifier and thresholding. The proposed method is evaluated on a set composed of images extracted from MIAS and DDSM databases. We have experimentally shown that the proposed method is efficient and effective because the achieved accuracy is about 84%.